COVID-19 Financial Assistance Updates
As the pool of grants shrinks for financial assistance related to economic hardship caused by COVID-19, it is helpful to know where to look for the assistance that is still available.
The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is still offering some grants and resources on their website. They have also gathered this list of resources for churches and mid councils. PDA has done the hunting and gathering so you do not have to spend time finding and vetting the information including governmental resources. Of particular interest is the information concerning unemployment benefits.
Also, the Presbyterian Foundation has an ongoing series of webinars called “Stewardship in Uncertain Times” that help to instruct churches on how to navigate giving during the pandemic. The foundation’s representatives Ellie Johns-Kelley, hosted Part 1, and Karl Mattison, hosted Part 2, Part 3 is happening this week and will be posted soon.