3/31/21 Legislative Watch
Updates on Issues Discussed In the Last Legislative Watch
Idaho’s COVID Vaccine Distribution Efforts: Beginning April 5th, there will be no prioritization of any group of people in obtaining appointments for vaccination.
Read the INC’s guidance on the vaccine in your workplace here.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension:
On Thursday, March 25th, the Senate passed HR 1799, the PPP Extension Act of 2021, extending the deadline for PPP applications from March 31 to May 31st, 2021. Stay on the lookout for further guidance from the SBA.
Employee Retention Tax Credit: Your nonprofit may be eligible to receive the ERTC if in 2020, your operations were either fully or partially suspended by a government order limiting commerce, travel, or group meetings due to COVID-19; or your gross receipts were less than 50 percent of those for the same quarter in the previous year.
Read the National Council of Nonprofits’ guidance on ERTC here.
Community Navigator Pilot Program
As part of The American Rescue Plan Act’s Small Business assistance and support, $100 million has been allocated to establish the Community Navigator pilot program, providing grants to “eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID-19 pandemic assistance programs and resources”. Full details of this program have yet to be released.
Happening Now in Idaho
Idaho Legislature Shut Down Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
On Friday, March 19th, the Idaho Legislature voted to move to recess until April 6th amidst several positive COVID-19 tests in both the House and Senate. Until April 6th, all legislative business remains unfinished.
American Rescue Plan Act in Idaho
On March 18th, Governor Little released further information on the American Rescue Plan Act and its impact on the state of Idaho. Read his comments and plan for Idaho here.
Returning to In-Person Operations
The National Council of Nonprofits is hosting a webinar featuring experts in law, volunteerism, and messaging discussing how to smoothly transition staff and volunteers from remote settings back to in-person operations.
The webinar will take place on Friday, April 9th at 3pm ET / 1pm MT.
The Idaho Nonprofit Center would like to thank the National Council of Nonprofits for Content Themes.
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