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Forefront monitors local policy proposals primarily to defend against regulatory changes that are unfavorable to the sector’s ability to partner with local governments to support community well-being. Periodically, the policy team engages more closely with local governments on key efforts (i.e., a complete Census count) in which cross-sector collaboration is vital. Forefront works closely with our philanthropic and nonprofit members and our Policy Committee to develop and/or identify local proposals that significantly impact our sector.

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 Local Priorities

Chicago has unique regulations for lobbyists lobbying the City of Chicago. If you lobby the City of Chicago, please review our summary of Lobbying Rules for detailed information about maintaining compliance. Forefront speaks regularly with City Officials and will update this space when lobbying and ethics proposals are being considered by the City Council.

Visit Greater Chicago Together for information about state, county, and city ARPA funding opportunities and bookmark this specific site to watch for grant opportunity announcements made available through the Chicago Recovery Plan. Forefront is working with the City regularly and was able to attend a meeting with the Mayor and her staff to emphasize the importance of capital, unrestricted, and multi-year funding for the nonprofit sector. 

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