(5/21/20) Concordia Plan Services has up to date information and loan forgiveness forms for the PPP. Find that document here.
(4/17/20) Foundry Commercial, a ministry partner with the FLGA District, has shared a resource – “Navigating Church Operations & Real Estate During Economic Instability.” This document is intended to provide some resources, helpful tips, and an overview of topics to consider as churches are faced with property specific issues.
(4/17/20) The SBA PPP program has distributed all the money allocated by Congress.
(4/8/20) SBA Faith Based Organizations FAQ for the Paycheck Protection Program
(4/3/20) Concordia Plan Services has released another update on Loan Application Guidance. You can get that update here.
(4/2/20) Concordia Plan Services has put together a checklist of what is needed to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. Remember, applications will be accepted starting on Friday, April 3, 2020. If your ministry is interested in applying, there are steps you can take now to be more prepared. Read here what information your ministry should be collected to get ready, along with other important information.
(4/1/20) Concordia Plan Services has created a microsite with insights into the new CARES Act legislation, both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Families First Response Act and how they could impact your ministry. Additionally, the Special Edition of CPS Insider provides up to date links and information regarding the PPP. Please take some time to read these, so that you are prepared to file for PPP funds on April 3, 2020.
(4/1/20) Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison shared a document regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) highlights the urgency needed to prepare to file on April 3rd. The expectation is the that demand for these loans will be high and that organizations interested in obtaining PPP loans should be prepared to act quickly before the funds allocated to PPP loans under the CARES Act run out.
New 3/31/20 – CARES Act Legislation – The District understands that you have many questions about the CARES Act’s provisions related to the SBA loan programs; please be patient. Answers will be available once SBA and Treasury publish written interpretation of and guidance on the statute. Please forward questions in writing to Mrs. Laura Zirbel at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will respond with the best information possible.
New 3/26/20 – Concordia Plan Services has put together a summary of the current legislation, The CARES Act, which just passed in the Senate yesterday. The House is scheduled to vote on Friday, March 28th. Please click this link to find out what the legislation would provide for our churches, schools and employees, if it is passed.
New 3/26/20 – Lutheran Counseling Services is offering virtual support groups for teachers. Megan Miessler, LCSW will host a 5-week support group on Fridays at 3pm for educators during the COVID-19 crisis. In this group, Megan will provide educators a place to share their fears and frustrations, learn ways to calm their anxieties and bring hope during this crisis. Sign up here.
New 3/20/20 Recording of CUWAA Zoom Into Teaching E-learning webinar
New 3/19/20 Coronavirus Legal Update from the FLGA District Attorney
New 3/19/20 Concordia Plan Services overview of Families First Coronavirus Response Act Legislation
New 3/17/20 – CPH is offering free resources for home learning.
NEW 3/13/20 LuthEd.org Resource Page
See below for sample plans for school responses to COVID-19, including implementing online instruction, decision-making for campus shutdown, and more.
Concordia-Shanghai Response Plan
Sample Shutdown Plan and Guidelines
Extensive Library of Online Learning Guidelines and Response Plan