As Congress begins to consider the next stimulus relief package, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and other major organizations across the country signed onto a letter addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, and Minority Leaders Kevin McCarthy and Chuck Schumer.

The charitable nonprofit community is requesting that a Nonprofit Track be included in the next stimulus package, ensuring that charitable nonprofits are supported as they continue their essential work on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The CARES Act included several key relief programs, which we appreciate and recognize as wins, but more is needed for organizations to be able to successfully meet the ongoing needs of the communities they serve. 

Specifically, this letter urges Congress to include the following clarifications and provisions:

  1. Expand Nonprofit Access to Credit
  2. Strengthen Charitable Giving Incentives
  3. Treat Self-Funded Nonprofits Fairly
  4. Increase the Sectors Emergency Funding

Read the full letter for more details.

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Nonprofit Track Reforms to the CARES Act

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer,

The charitable nonprofit community appreciates that several key relief programs in the CARES Act were modified to include nonprofit eligibility. This approach recognizes the significant role that charitable nonprofits play as the third largest employer in our nation’s economy and as valued problem solvers. We are grateful that Congress recognized that every dollar granted, donated, or earned goes back into the community immediately to address clear and present challenges. However, implementation challenges have arisen with federal agencies and private entities that undermine Congressional intent to provide economic relief for nonprofit organizations. As you work to build on the CARES Act, the charitable nonprofit sector requests a Nonprofit Track to ensure that charitable nonprofits are supported in their service on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Specifically, we urge Congress to include the following clarifications and provisions…

Read full letter here.