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Jan 27, 2021
Posted Under: Advocacy COVID

Today we join with our partners at the National Council of Nonprofits in urging you to sign a letter that will be submitted to President Biden and Congress. This letter urges policy makers to enact COVID relief legislation that highlights the unique role of nonprofits in providing pandemic relief and in long-term economic recovery.

Specifically we are asking that the next COVID relief package includes four nonprofit public policy priorities:

  • Provide nonprofit-specific grants, forgivable loans, and refundable tax credits for all nonprofits
  • Strengthen charitable giving incentives by increasing and extending the above-the-line deduction while preserving the itemized charitable contribution deduction
  • Provide 100% unemployment benefit reimbursement to nonprofits that self-insure these benefits, both retroactively to 2020 and extending through the first three quarters of 2021
  • Provide substantial financial aid to state and local governments to avoid layoffs and cuts to essential programs and services, and to prevent the imposition by governments of new costs and burdens on their nonprofit partners

The priorities above are not new but the time is now to reassert them.  Please join nonprofits across the country TODAY by signing this letter.