Posts By: Sarah Duarte

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 (4/20/20)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Funding Challenges Facing Small Business Administration Loan Programs  As of Thursday, the Small Business Administration announced that it is “unable to accept new applications at this time for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 related
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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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Nonprofits Communicating in Crisis: Highlights from our Recent Webinar

In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis, nonprofits, school systems, and companies across the country are being called upon to provide unprecedented support to their communities, transitioning to embrace innovative service-delivery approaches that protect public health, and making enormously consequential decisions about the future. At every step in the process of responding to the COVID-19 crisis – and beginning
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New COVID SBA Lending Program Information and Resources for Nonprofits

Last Friday, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a $2.2 trillion package that includes a number of programs to provide assistance and relief to our nation’s nonprofits and small businesses. Congress called on the Administration to work quickly to implement these new relief measures so that funding can flow to those
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Take 5: “If You Could Build Any School, What Would You Build?” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit: America Forward: Expanding Focus of Pay For Success in Early Learning "Earlier this week America Forward had the opportunity to participate in the 2nd annual Early Childhood Social Impact Performance Advisors Conference. The event, co-hosted by Institute for Child Success, an America Forward Coalition member, and Ready Nation,
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America Forward: Statement Applauding Introduction of the Social Impact Partnership Act

"Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) on the introduction of the bipartisan Social Impact Partnership Act. The bill would create a federal fund to promote a variety of pay for success approaches and also test social innovation financing of pay for success strategies. In times of greater demand for social services
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Take 5: “Beyond Education Wars” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward: Top Five ESEA Highlights "Last Thursday, April 16th, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved the Every Child Achieves Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Every Child Achieves Act represents an important step forward toward a
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