COVID-19 Information and Resources

Emergency Grants for Congregations

Coming Soon

April 14, 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this fund, announced by Bishop Dietsche on April 14, is to provide needed assistance to parishes to mitigate their losses in two key areas:

  • Plate and pledge
  • Rental income.

Priority

  • Protecting payroll
  • Up to 20 percent of the total grant money will be reserved to support the ongoing sustainability of essential outreach ministries that are especially needed during the current crisis (e.g. food and shelter). These will be sustainability grants and will not be available to fund new programming.  

Source ~ Trinity Church Wall Street

This diocesan grants program is funded with a generous gift from Trinity Church Wall Street, and is made possible by the strong partnership between the Diocese and Trinity Church.

Committee Being Formed

The Bishop is currently in the process of forming the grants committee, which will be chaired by the Rev. Canon Nora Smith. It will be made up of people from every region of the diocese, along with representation of Trinity Church.

Criteria and Applications

It is anticipated that the committee will be formed, criteria for qualification for grants determined, and an application process created by the end of the week commencing April 20.

Related Links

PKF O’Connor Davies COVID-19 Resource Center
Current information from an accounting firm.

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program FAQ
The most current version of the SBA’s ever-lengthening PPP FAQ

Diocesan Paycheck Protection Program FAQ
A PPP FAQ prepared by the chancellor of the diocese, Alice Yurke, Esq.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Links

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
The official application form for PPP loan forgiveness.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Overview (by PKF O’Connor Davies)
An overview of the PPP loan forgiveness application by an accounting firm.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application In-Depth Analysis (by PKF O’Connor Davies)
An in-depth analysis of the PPP loan forgiveness application by an accounting firm.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Guide (by Withum)
A guide to the PPP loan forgiveness application by an accounting firm.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Guide (Forbes)
A guide to the PPP loan forgiveness application from Forbes.

Please note: These links are provided as a service to our congregations. Where they lead to the websites of professional firms or publications, they do not indicate or imply the diocese’s endorsement in any way of the content to which they lead, or of the individuals or organizations that prepared them.

Staff Contact

The Rev. Canon Nora Smith
Canon for Transition Ministry, Intake Officer
nsmith@dioceseny.org
212-316-7421 917-319-3959

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