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CARES Act: Financial Security for Families

April 6, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On March 27, after weeks of great advocacy from the Human Services sector, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a more than $2 trillion economic stimulus package to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though this law is the largest federal stimulus […]

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Bill Highlight: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 23, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On March 18, the Senate passed, and the President signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) an emergency package of legislation that guarantees “free coronavirus testing, expands nutrition security programs, establishes paid sick leave, enhances unemployment insurance, and increases federal Medicaid funding.” Both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority […]

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SPECIAL REQUEST: Your Help Needed with Voting Today at 2 PM EDT

March 18, 2020

Starting at 2:00 PM EDT today, the Senate will be voting on two amendments on the House-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which would dramatically alter the paid family leave provisions in the legislation. The first amendment, introduced by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) & Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would close the paid family and medical leave […]

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Including Nonprofits in a COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package

March 11, 2020

This week, the National Assembly signed on to a very important community letter and effort led by the National Council of Nonprofits to include nonprofits in the COVID-19 relief package. The letter makes a case for the nonprofit sector as the third largest workforce comprised of entities of all sizes, including thousands of small businesses, […]

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Public Comments on OMB Proposed Revisions to Government Grants

March 10, 2020

This week, the National Assembly, in partnership with the National Council of Nonprofits, submitted initial comments to the Office of Management and Budget regarding the proposed revisions to government grants, specifically on the subject of indirect cost reimbursements, which are a crucial funding component to nonprofits. This came on the same day as a special […]

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