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Supporting Doctors as They Fight COVID-19

April 08, 2020 — Blog

Key points:  -The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted a letter to America’s clinicians today outlining the federal actions that have taken place to help them defeat the novel coronavirus. -These actions—which build on Congressional legislation—will help doctors focus on what is most important: the patient’s health. Details:  The ...

Quick Funding for Paycheck Protection Helps Hospitals, Workers, & Local Businesses

April 07, 2020 — Blog

If Congress doesn’t act quickly, a special relief program that’s already helping workers across the country may run out of money. America’s small businesses, nonprofits, small hospitals, and churches are turning to the Paycheck Protection Program in droves, with about $70 billion distributed in just the first few days – 1/5th of the total money available. The first-of-its-kind CARES Act ...

Hope in Crisis: Vaccines and Virtual Bingo

April 07, 2020 — Blog

In the face of global pandemic, Americans are stepping up to help our medical providers and neighbors. As Rep. Kevin Brady said: “Coronavirus has knocked at America’s door, and with it fear. Faith is answering.” Here are examples of how Americans are stepping up across the country. More Drive-Thru Testing Sites Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, ...

New Online Tool for Taxpayers to Learn and Report Scams Related to COVID-19 Relief Check

April 07, 2020 — Blog

Key points: -The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has established a dedicated page where people can report coronavirus related tax scams. -This website also has tips for taxpayers to know what red flags to look for in potential scams. -This action is a reminder of the work already being done by agency inspectors general, oversight agencies, and congressional ...

Brady: “No Delay This Time: Politics Can Wait, Small Businesses Can’t”

April 07, 2020 — Press Releases

The Woodlands, TX – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement urging the Senate to quickly pass more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program: “With nearly half of America’s workers depending on small businesses for their livelihoods, it’s no wonder that demand for the ...

Americans Have Options for Health Care Insurance During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 06, 2020 — Blog

Updated 4/16/20 Facts:  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides $1 billion to cover providers’ expenses for testing and diagnosing the uninsured.  Among other provisions, the CARES Act includes a $100 billion fund to support health-care providers. A portion of that funding will cover providers’ costs of ...

Hope in the Face of Crisis

April 06, 2020 — Blog

Times are scary for billions of people. The White House expects this week to be the worst on record for the number of cases the United States will see for people testing positive for COVID-19. Defeating the novel coronavirus is a global effort. And in the face of trial, non-profits, corporations, churches, and governments are all doing their part to help their neighbors and communities overcome ...

How Main Street Businesses Can Get Help for Their Cash-Flow Crisis

April 04, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

The temporary cash-flow crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic means workers and small businesses need help. With stay-at-home orders in place in most states, Americans are not going out and spending money at restaurants and other local businesses—and layoffs have begun. Thankfully, the CARES Act ...

Phase III Coronavirus Package // Paycheck Protection and Churches

April 04, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Many church leaders have been curious about whether they qualify for the Paycheck Protection program. Below are answers to some common questions. Who is eligible for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program? All churches are eligible for the forgivable loans available under the Paycheck Protection Program. Do you need to file a Form 990? No church should have to file a Form 990. ...