PATH Intl. COVID-19 Bulletin
April 1, 2020
COVID-19-Specific Updates for PATH Intl. Centers, Individual Members, Certified Professionals & Friends

See below for important resources to help you and your center navigate the financial impact of COVID-19.
T he United States Small Business Administration offers valuable financial resources for centers

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Read details here about the U.S. Small Business Association loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. You can apply at your bank or credit union. Loan forgiveness is available and is based on the employer maintaining or quickly rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels. Your bank or credit union can assist you in this process.

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters through COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Click here for qualifications and learn how to apply. This loan includes a $10,000 advance that is usually granted within three days.

Loans Available for Nonprofits Through the CARES Act
The CARES Act gives eligible nonprofits choices for securing cash needed to maintain staff and operations.   Use this chart to decide which loan is the right one for your organization .
PATH Intl. offers discounts for April and May to help members achieve their education and career goals
It’s one small way we can offer some relief during the pandemic. There's a fun way to earn CEUs from home and a discount to help make the transition to the PATH Intl. CTRI credential.

  • PATH Intl. Members can now watch all previously recorded webinars and past-year conference recordings for only $10 each! Simply log in to your member portal between now and May 31, 2020, add the chosen recording or webinar to your cart and you will only pay $10 each.

  • Members who could use a little financial relief may choose to receive an optional 50% off the PATH Intl. CTRI™ certification maintenance fee (normally $75 for members). The fee is required to complete transition to the CTRI (certified therapeutic riding instructor) credential. The discount will apply for all participating, professional and professional plus members and will be available to participating, professional and professional plus members April 1 through May 31, 2020. To complete payment for the certification maintenance fee online, click here. Follow the steps to log in to your account and apply discount code 2020RELIEF before completing your transaction. Mailed payments must be postmarked by May 31, 2020 with the discount code if you are requesting the 50% off. Payment of the certification maintenance fee will initiate enrollment in the online test within three business days following receipt of payment. Contact Brittney Holdman with questions.
Fundraising Webinar
Thoroughbred Charities of America will be hosting a FREE webinar with strategies and tips for online fundraising with experts from Giving Tree Associates: Fundraising in Challenging Times, Friday, April 3, 2 p.m. EST. As an added bonus, each webinar attendee may sign up to receive a free 30-minute coaching session with a nonprofit consultant at Giving Tree Associates. Register here .
The United Horse Coalition offers state-by-state, horse-specific, safety net program of resources available for horses at-risk or in transition .  
Free Live Webinar for PATH Intl. Centers and Members
Friday, April 3, 2020, 9-10:30 am, MT
COVID-19 Impact: Navigating the Present and Planning for the Future for your Center and Participants
Join Dana Butler-Moburg and more than 700 currently registered colleagues for a 90-minute opportunity to gain insight and tools to help you navigate these challenging times and maintain your program. Dana will focus on five areas: Re-thinking your programing, donor relations, staff care, horse care and communication. Dana is a 23-year veteran as the executive director of The JF Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, and has been at the forefront of responding to the recommendations of the CDC and other government officials at their facility. They have developed plans (and are still doing so) to guide this California-based center through programing suspension and changes while also maintaining staff and horse care and donor relations. 
Kathy Alm, CEO of PATH Intl., will provide some opening industry comments followed by Dana’s presentation. We will then address questions and take the opportunity to connect with each other.
We continue to research and gather information to assist centers in maintaining operations during this challenging time. If you have suggestions or ideas, please email Kathy Alm . We might include those ideas in a future communication.