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Dear Congress: Prioritize Key Investments in Education and Workforce During COVID-19 Relief and Recovery

Late last week, America Forward sent a letter to Congressional leaders about centering nonprofits and vulnerable communities in any additional COVID-19 relief and recovery policy. The letter, drawing insight from America Forward's deep advocacy over the last two months, calls on Congress to focus on "...fully including nonprofit organizations in the relief efforts and directing critical funding to those most
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/4/2020)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Education Stabilization Fund Grants Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced $307.5 million in discretionary grants funds through the Education Stabilization Fund created under the CARES Act. ED is dividing the funds into two grant competitions: $180 million for the Rethink
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FREE RESOURCE: Advocacy in Times of Crisis Webinar

[NOTE: Link to recording and slide deck can be found at the bottom of this post] In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations might be wondering if advocacy work is impactful, or even appropriate. If the answer is yes, how can social entrepreneurs and nonprofits meaningfully advance key priorities in the midst of such massive disruption? This week,
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Announcement: America Forward and We The Action Partner to Help Nonprofits Navigate COVID Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  America Forward and We the Action Launch Partnership to Provide Legal Support to Nonprofits Navigating COVID-19 Relief Policy [Washington, D.C.] - America Forward, a national nonpartisan policy initiative and coalition that unites social entrepreneurs with policymakers on social problem solving, today announced a new COVID-19 relief partnership with We The Action, a free digital platform that helps
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Frontline Stories: AF Coalition Members Step Up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 2)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the critically important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy & Advocacy (4/27/20)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act Last week, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provides $484 billion in emergency funding in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The legislation includes $310 billion
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Frontline Stories: AF Coalition Members Step Up During the COVID-19 Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources. We are inspired by our Coalition members as they step up to support communities across the country during this difficult and uncertain time.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few
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UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill to Provide More COVID Relief to Nonprofits, Small Businesses

On Tuesday, following a deal between Democrats and Republicans, the Senate voted to pass a new $484 billion COVID-19 response bill, which includes an additional $310 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In the face of enormous demand, the PPP, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) forgivable loan program for businesses and nonprofits with under 500 employees had exhausted
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy & Advocacy (4/14/20)

As our communities continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, lawmakers, staff, and advocates in Washington, D.C. are working to launch and strengthen critical support programs for families, nonprofits, and small businesses. Policy is moving at lightning speed in this environment, and America Forward remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting our Coalition members and the broader
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Watch the Video: Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar “The Stimulus Bill and Nonprofits”

On Tuesday, April 7, the Chronicle of Philanthropy held a webinar entitled The Stimulus Bill and Nonprofits: Answers to Your Questions for organizations trying to navigate the huge new and bolstered federal lending programs in the recently-signed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). America Forward Senior Advisor Lee Foley participated in the webinar as a panelist alongside
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