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Congress Must Provide Additional Relief for Nonprofits Before Adjourning

September 18, 2020


By Sarah Dobson, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, and Christopher Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager

Congress is scheduled to adjourn in about two weeks and not return until after the election—but lawmakers have still not passed an additional COVID-19 relief package that addresses the ongoing needs most important to our members as outlined in our key priorities and our ongoing advocacy. We are asking lawmakers to address the urgent remaining needs of nonprofit health and human services providers, and to do so now:

  • Access to forgivable loans for nonprofits of all sizes
  • An increase in the federal unemployment insurance reimbursement for self-funded nonprofits to 100 percent of costs
  • Additional targeted financial resources for nonprofit front line health and human services providers
  • Increased funding of $2 billion for vulnerable children and youth
  • A strong infusion of additional fiscal relief for state and local governments

Financial relief for nonprofits is needed urgently. Our hope is that lawmakers will recognize the importance of additional support for the 1,400 communities who rely on our network’s vital services and provide funding before leaving Washington.