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Legislative & Legal Information

Employee Retention Credit Information (5.31.22)
Employee Retention Credit Q & A (5.31.22)
ADF Guidance Regarding Religious Exemptions to Masks and Vaccines
Final Requirements for the EANS Program (8.2.21)
Emergency Connectivity Fund White Paper (6.29.21)


USDOE FAQ for EANS program (2.19.21)


New COVID-19 Relief White Paper (1.12.21)
PPP Flexibility Act White Paper (6.22.20)


CARES Act White Paper (5.12.20)


SBA Guidance for the PPP

The Small Business Administration has issued guidance regarding the forgiveness of amounts borrowed under the Paycheck Protection Program.


CARES Act – Secondary Resources White Paper (5.6.20)


CARES Act – Equitable Services White Paper (4.23.20)
Payroll Protection Program
The Small Business Administration published an Interim Final Rule and a FAQ document for faith-based organizations on Friday night, April 3. In the IFR, the information most pertinent to religious liberty issues is found on page 28. 


Paycheck Protection Program Application Form

The U.S. Treasury Department has published the application form for the Paycheck Protection Program.

ECFA Webinar Summary

Summary of a 90-minute webinar produced by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability about the CARES Act and its provisions (including the Paycheck Protection Program) that affect churches and Christian schools.

U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet for Employers, FFCRA

This fact sheet summarizes an employer’s responsibility and the reasons for which paid leave must be granted.

U.S. Department of Labor FFCRA Poster 

The FFCRA requires covered employers to post a notice regarding the law’s requirements. The U.S. Department of Labor published the form of the notice.

FFCRA Act Notice FAQs Regarding Posting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor also published a helpful Q&A regarding the posting requirements.

Emergency Loan Guidance – Chamber of Commerce

Small Business FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program – US Senate Committee

CARES Act Analysis

While the House has not yet passed this legislation, the explanation provided by The National Council of NonProfits is a good summary of the Senate bill and the relief that will be available for Christian schools, preschools, and churches if the House passes the same bill without significant amendment. The AACS is not making a recommendation that you participate, but is providing information to inform your decision-making process during a critical time for many of our ministries. 

Claims for Unemployment

A document describing claims for unemployment, also produced by The National Council of NonProfits.

FFCRA Guidance (3.25.20)

Legal/Legislative Report with the best information we currently have to help you navigate the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). It is important that you know and understand how the law will affect you and your employees. Please take time to review the report carefully. It will help guide your compliance with this law.