Blog Post by
Rev. Dr. Craig M. Howard
Presbytery Leader


I have an exciting opportunity for you to learn about and apply for loans under the new CARES program. CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) has contracted with the presbytery to provide an online seminar to all congregations that are interested in this program. This seminar will primarily focus on three items: The Payroll Protection Program, Economic Injury disaster loans, and other general credits available under CARES. If you are considering using the CARES program or are curious about its content and how it relates to the church, I strongly recommend you attend the seminar.

In addition, CLA will be available for one hour of consultation for individual congregations. They will help congregations form a strategy for applying for these loans. These consultations are also covered by the presbytery and are free to the congregation. 

Some churches may need more help in completing applications or have a more nuanced and intricate challenge. CLA is willing to help in these cases, and the cost will be discussed on a case by case basis.

The CARES program is available now and if a congregation is interested, they should apply soon. But the congregation should move forward with professional consultation even if they are not ready to apply now. CLA is working with the presbytery to provide the help you need. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

The seminar will be scheduled early next week. You will receive an email with the date and time. Please let me know if you are interested in the seminar and these services that are being provided.


Rev. Craig M. Howard


  • Posted April 3, 2020 10:48 am
    Jennifer Warren Hauser

    Yes, desperately interested in this seminar!

  • Posted April 3, 2020 11:08 am
    Chris Mahurin

    Very interested in the presentation for Florissant Presbyterian Church. Please email when date and time is known

  • Posted April 4, 2020 11:36 pm
    Karl Hauser

    looking forward to seeing how this works. This is really important for so many churches!

  • Posted April 16, 2020 1:05 pm
    Frederick Fairbanks

    When is the seminar scheduled? In need of several clarifications.

    • Posted April 17, 2020 2:26 pm
      Janice McMillen

      The CARES Act Virtual Seminar was held on Wednesday, April 8. CLA was gracious enough to provide a recording of the seminar. If you would like a link to that recording, email Office Manager, Leigh Porter at

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