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Sign On to Maine Nonprofit Community Letter to Congress

by Sarah Skillin Woodard

As Congress works on additional relief for individuals, businesses, and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Maine nonprofits are asking for four specific improvements to the nonprofit relief in the CARES Act:

  1. Expand access to credit. Helping nonprofits get more immediate financial relief by expanding nonprofit eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and by establishing a dedicated funding stream for PPP loans to nonprofit organizations.
  2. Bolster charitable giving incentives. Strengthening temporary above-the-line charitable deduction from the CARES Act by allowing taxpayers to use it on the 2019 taxes, significantly increasing the $300 cap, and extending it beyond 2020.
  3. Protect self-insured nonprofits. Holding harmless self-insured nonprofits by providing funding to cover 100% of the costs of these organizations’ unemployment claims. Without this change, many nonprofits that provide health care, food assistance, affordable housing, childcare, and other critical services will have to end or curtail services later this year.
  4. Support nonprofit service providers. Increasing emergency funding so that nonprofits can work with state and local governments to provide essential services to vulnerable families and frontline responders to the COVID-19 crisis.

UPDATE:

The Maine Nonprofit Community Letter to Congress was sent on April 16, 2020. Thank you to everyone who signed on. Please visit our COVID-19 Information page for updates.

4 thoughts on “Sign On to Maine Nonprofit Community Letter to Congress

Carol M. Corkran says:

Nonprofits are a lifeline to many, both literally and socially. Please work to support and protect them during this difficult time. Thank you

Chace Jackson says:

Thank you to the Maine Association of Non-Profits and all participating organizations for this leadership and effort.

Tammy Trainor says:

WE NEED THIS !! ALL PET’S NEED THE STAFF!! HELP US ALL!

Tammy Trainor says:

CONGRESS THIS IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT ACTION TO ENSURE ANIMALS AND STAFF SO LIVES ARE SAVED!! PEOPLE AND ANIMALS!!

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