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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/26)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Paycheck Protection Program Updates This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation changing the terms of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which have created obstacles for some small businesses/nonprofits seeking relief under the forgivable loan
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AF Coalition Members Step up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 5)

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 vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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AF Coalition Members Step Up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 4)

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 vitally 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 and Advocacy (5/11/2020)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Funding for Workforce Training and Stabilization  Last week, Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced H.R. 6646, the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act, authorizing $15 billion for workforce training infrastructure and career and technical education in response to COVID-19. A section by
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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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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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