Wny Parishes Benefit from Ppp Loans, but Diocese of Buffalo Is Left out
By Mike Baggerman
February 8, 2021
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Despite several Roman Catholic dioceses across the United States receiving at least $1.5 billion from taxpayers, the Catholic Church in Buffalo did not receive any funds due to the bankruptcy filing.
Though there was some benefit in the local church community.
“Parishes and schools are separately incorporated entities – many of which have suffered significant financial hardship as a result of Covid-19,” the Diocese of Buffalo told WBEN in a statement. “Moreover, the Diocese of Buffalo, as a separate corporate entity, does not qualify for any federal government funds allocated under the PPP program given that it is Chapter 11 reorganization.”
The Diocese of Buffalo also has not and said they will not apply for the next round of federal funding that is being advocated by the Biden Administration.