COVID Relief Negotiations
Last week, the House passed a revised Heroes Act (Heroes 2) with only Democratic votes.
What is Heroes 2?
Volunteer Managers Day is Coming Up!
South West Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS) is encouraging all nonprofit executive directors and board members to celebrate Idaho Volunteer Managers Day on November 5. Take a moment to say thank you to that person or persons who tirelessly organizes, schedules, recognizes, cares for, calls, recruits, disciplines, dismisses, loves, encourages, and mentors all of those volunteers that make your organization run!
For more information about SWIDOVS contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or swidovs.org
Nonprofit Wellness Package - Members Only
Every nonprofit experiences roadblocks. It can be a sudden staff departure. A long simmering conflict. Changes in revenue. Explosive growth or stagnating strategy.
What will you walk away with? An organizational assessment, a financial analysis, an operational evaluation, executive mentoring, staff coaching, board engagement AND a wild card: an area of focus that is customized to your needs.
What’s your financial investment? $6,000. Regularly $7,500, that’s a 20% discount for Idaho Nonprofit Center members! Payments can be spread over 12 months (must commit by October 31, 2020).
What’s your time commitment? The work is spread over a six-month period.
7 Steps to Increase Board Diversity for Nonprofits
"When nonprofit boards understand the reasons they need to increase diversity on the board and make a commitment to seeking and recruiting a fully diverse board, it's the first step to breaking past practices and moving in a better direction." - Lena Eisenstein
Advocacy Run Down
Looking for an overview of all things advocacy in the sector? Amy Little, CEO/President of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, guides you through the role nonprofits can/should take when it comes to local and federal issues.
New PPP Forgiveness Rules
“The Small Business Administration has released new loan forgiveness rules for businesses that took out Paycheck Protection Program loans under $50,000. The rules reduced the loan forgiveness application from 11 pages to two and allow some borrowers to still have their loans forgiven even if they've had to reduce headcount or wages. Loans under $50,000 make up more than 70% of the loans awarded and businesses and banks alike have called on the SBA and the Treasury Department to release further guidance on how the loans can be converted into grants.”
COVID-19 Paid Leave & Back to School
The networks of the National Council of Nonprofits hosted this free webinar for nonprofits on to provide a forum for the U.S. Department of Labor to answer questions about COVID-related paid leave requirements.
Get Healthy Idaho
The Department of Health and Welfare welcomes communities across Idaho to apply for funding from Get Healthy Idaho. Get Healthy Idaho provides a unique opportunity to effectively invest in innovative solutions that address the causes of poor health unique to each community through collaboration, combining resources and aligning goals.
Municipal Small Business Grant Program
The past seven months of the pandemic have been challenging, in particular to our small businesses. We know the impacts COVID-19 has had on our community and our economy and we have been advocating for you for government relief. The City of Boise announced their Small Business Grant Program that is another resource assistance fund for eligible businesses.
Funding for this program was made available by Governor Little's Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee, enabling cities and counties to provide aid within their community. The Grant Program is live for applications now.
Strong Families, Strong Students
At StrongFamilies.Idaho.Gov, eligible parents can apply for $1,500 per eligible student with a maximum award of $3,500 per family. Families can use the funds to purchase or receive reimbursement for eligible educational materials, devices, and services.
Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation 2021 Grants
Are you a nonprofit organization that is addressing a critical need in Southwestern Idaho, creating innovative solutions to community challenges, or have had to shift gears in your programming or operations because of COVID-19? If so, your organization might be a perfect fit for a grant.
Requests are funded annually in six areas of interest: Cultural Arts, Education, Environment, Financial Stability, Health, and Rural Communities.
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program
For decades, AmeriCorps Seniors FGP and SCP programs have engaged older Americans in volunteer service that foster intergenerational relationships and provide companionship to other older adults. With these NOFOs, AmeriCorps Seniors intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older who provide volunteer service in response to local community needs.
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
The U.S Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
FEMA Application for Nonprofits
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and numerous tribes are working directly with FEMA under President Trump’s March 13, 2020, nationwide emergency declaration for COVID-19. Under this emergency declaration, and subsequent major disaster declarations, certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance program. This fact sheet provides guidance for determining the eligibility of PNP applicants and work performed in accordance with the COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations.
Homeless Veteran Assistance
The VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides funding for eligible entities to provide transitional housing beds or service centers for veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation offers support for community organizations responding to COVID-19
Community organizations are facing unprecedented challenges and demand for vital services. Through Rocky Mountain Power’s charitable arm, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has committed $311,500 for immediate support to critical community-serving organizations in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
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