Updates from our Policy Director
August 6, 2020
As Forefront’s Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, I’m thrilled to report key policy developments on behalf of our sector. Over the past few months, our team has met with many congressional offices, including those of Senators Durbin, Duckworth, and Rubio, to develop solutions that address the complicated issues affecting Illinois’ nonprofits. To date, we’ve collectively made progress on:
- The ability for nonprofits with 500+ employees to apply for forgivable loans under the Payroll Protection Program
- Expanding the Universal Charitable Deduction and the Employee Retention Tax Credit
- Creating automatic forgiveness for PPP loans less than $150,000
- Creating a Mid-Size Loan Program for nonprofits
- Pushing for no liability upfront to self-insured nonprofits
- Funding for state and local government in future stimulus packages
We are so thankful for our partners who work with us to push forward the issues that are necessary for the success and vibrancy of the social impact sector. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at email@example.com. Thank you!
Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Forefront
- Monday, August 2: President Trump has signed the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act (S.4209), which will override the Labor Department requirement that self-insured nonprofits must pay 100 percent of benefits costs upfront. Read about the bill here.
- Thursday, June 18: The implementation of the new nonprofit lobbying law for the City of Chicago has been delayed until January 2021. Forefront has been working tirelessly to halt this new ordinance to ensure much-needed changes occur before going into effect. Read the City’s press release here.
For updates dating back to mid-March, view our complete COVID-19 policy timeline.
To access additional Forefront resources, as well as webinars, reports, free tools, and other information from across the country, visit our COVID-19 resources page.