Urgent Advocacy Action Opportunities
PPP Extension Act
On March 16th, the House passed the PPP Extension Act of 2021, extending the deadline for PPP applications through May 31st. As the bill moves to the Senate, you can help by emailing your Senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, in support of this action.
Here is an email template you can use courtesy of the National Council of Nonprofits:
"I write to ask you to take immediate action to extend the application deadline for PPP loans. The current deadline expires on March 31, which is much too soon for nonprofits and other small businesses to apply. Last week the House passed a bill, the PPP Extension Act of 2021, with overwhelmingly bipartisan support (415-3) to extend the PPP deadline through May 31. We’re counting on you to help nonprofits and your other constituents so we don’t get shut out of the PPP unfairly."
Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act
The Universal Pandemic Response and Recovery Act (S618 and HR1704) would raise the limitations on the universal charitable deduction from $300 for individuals/$600 for couples to $4,000 for individuals/$8,000 for couples through the 2022 tax year, in addition to eliminating current exclusion of donations to donor advised fund.
To support the passage of this legislation, sign-on to the Charitable Giving Coalition’s endorsement form here by Friday, March 26th.
Opportunity: White House Briefing on the American Rescue Plan Act and Nonprofits
This Thursday, March 26th, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond, will hold a briefing with charitable organizations across the nation on what the American Rescue Plan Act means for the missions and operations of our nonprofit organizations.
The briefing will be held on Thursday, March 26th via Zoom at 1:00 pm MT / 12:00 pm PT and will be recorded for those unable to attend.
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