calendar March 31, 2020 in Communications, Public Health

Options For Churches Under Federal CARES Act

Congress has passed three acts recently in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latter two, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), provide significant assistance that is available to churches, religious organizations and their employees.

The FFCRA requires employers to provide paid sick leave for employees and provides payroll tax credits to employers (including churches) to pay for the sick leave and for family and medical leave resulting from COVID-19.

The CARES Act provides a multitude of assistance to churches and their employees, including: Payroll Tax Relief, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, Paycheck Protection Program, and Charitable Contribution Incentives.