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

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

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