Mission churches considering applying for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act should not apply on their own. Because payrolls for mission churches are processed using the diocesan EIN (employer identification number), the Diocesan Finance Office will make one application on behalf of the mission churches as well as the diocese.
Loan proceeds received by the diocese will be made available to mission churches through a process to be announced in the near future.
Thank you, and look for more information to come.
Again, if you are a mission church, please do not make a separate application to the Paycheck Protection Program.