2020 Conference is now Virtual!
Idaho is currently at a 62% response rate for the 2020 Census and we could use your help to get everyone counted! Put together a Census Car Caravan to bring more funding to those that need it!
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and the seven local public health districts have developed guidance to assist with decisions regarding gatherings and public events during the COVID-19 pandemic and stages of the Rebound Idaho plan. They understand that events must be planned well in
advance and some event timelines extend beyond the current Stage 4 of the Rebound Idaho plan. Idaho’s ability to advance from one stage to the next is dependent on gating criteria being met, which requires control of the spread of COVID-19.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Until such time as a vaccine is available or there is sufficient population immunity to the virus, community mitigation and personal accountability measures must be taken. Mass gatherings highly influence virus activity. It is recommended that all future plans for gatherings beyond the stages of the Rebound Idaho plan should be planned with cancellation or postponement contingencies. Idaho public health experts, DHW and all local Public Health Districts, will support any decision to postpone or cancel gatherings and public events in order to protect Idahoans and those who visit Idaho.
The focus of this week is gratitude. The definition of gratitude is: “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”
I am truly thankful and appreciative of every single Idahoan who helped the Idaho Nonprofit Center raise over $3.9 million for 634 nonprofits through Idaho Gives. I can never underscore the significance of your overwhelmingly wonderful support for our participating organizations. Your kindness and generosity allows our nonprofits to pay it forward by continuing to fulfill their missions in your communities. You made an incredible difference, thank you.
We have been asked by the State of Idaho to collect some very specific data on the financial impact of canceled and/or postponed events to your nonprofit. Please take three minutes and complete this important flash poll by the close of business Friday, May 22.
The information will be shared with decision-makers at the state level and data will be available by region for decision-makers in your local communities.
We need as many nonprofits to complete the survey as possible so please designate one person from your nonprofit who is best positioned to complete this survey. Thank you!
SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application
On Friday, May 15 the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.
The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities.
Recently I received some misinformation regarding the status of the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) funding, round 2 and I wanted to take this opportunity to provide some updated and factual information. I also wanted to clarify the Rebound Idaho grants and clear up any confusion on accessibility to EIDL advances. Lastly, we want and try to collect some data on the amount of funds potentially accessed by our Idaho Nonprofits to help us with our advocacy efforts.
Rebound Idaho $10,000 Grants:
Governor Little announced the criteria for the $300 million in Idaho Rebound Cash grants today. We’ll provide a brief summary of the most important points but highly recommend you visit the website to learn everything you need to know!
I highly suggest you do two things immediately:
A Beautiful Day
I had every intention of sending out a Friday communication on May 1, but I just could not seem to find a spare minute in my day to write it. I think this is a common thing for all of us in the nonprofit sector, but particularly now as we’re balancing multiple priorities: regular work, COVID-19 related tasks, staff working remotely, kids who are still at home, and so much more. I always try to be transparent, so this is me telling you Friday was a bit overwhelming.
Friday was also an amazing day for many reasons: we exceeded $2 million in funds raised for Idaho Gives and our great state of Idaho has entered into stage 1 of the Rebound Idaho recovery plan. In Boise, it was beautiful outside with warmth and sunshine wrapping us up in a delightful hug that felt special since we’re unable to offer one to each other.
I am hopeful for continued recovery both in our community members’ health and well-being and in economic prosperity. This is a marathon, not a sprint. All of this will take time and patience – something I find myself running out of sometimes. Yet, I am committed to doing everything I can to keep my family, my employees, and those that we serve home, healthy, and safe.
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