Legislative Alert: Contact Congress About PPP Eligibility for Nonprofits

 – May 22, 2020
Legislative Alert: Contact Congress About PPP Eligibility for Nonprofits

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and others are leading an effort to make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to allow for more flexibility for use of the funds. Next week the House is also expected to vote on the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) to make changes to loan forgiveness in the current PPP. As of now, both of those efforts do not include nonprofit associations. Send the message to Congress: don’t leave associations behind in any modifications of the PPP.

The NJCPA has joined the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and other associations in asking for associations to be included, but we know Congress needs to hear from more voices. If you work for or with any 501(c)(6) nonprofit associations or have any as clients, contact your House and Senate representatives, and ask for associations to be included in the Paycheck Protection Program. Access this sample text from ASAE that you can use when contacting your representatives.

We need your help to share the message that Congress should not make any changes to the PPP while leaving nonprofit associations behind.