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font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit;"> <h3><img alt="" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/3358084/Rebrand2022/happening-council-icon.png?noresize" style="display: inline-block; width: 59px;" /><a data-hs-link-id="0" name="council" target="_blank" id="council"></a>Happening at the Council</h3> <h4>Nonprofit Coalition Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on Relief for Charities</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">Earlier this summer, the Council joined a coalition of nonprofit organizations calling on the President and congressional leadership to restore and improve charitable giving incentives and reinstate and enhance the Employee Retention Tax Credit. With nonprofits and foundations coming together to respond to the Jackson, Mississippi water disaster and numerous charitable organizations continuing to struggle to respond to other disasters, the coalition recently <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/sites/default/files/documents/charitable-nonprofit-letter-on-natural-disaster-relief.pdf" target="_blank">updated and reiterated</a> the letter.</p> <h4>Values-Aligned Philanthropy: Corporations Take a Stand</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">On October 25, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://cof.org/event/values-aligned-philanthropy-corporations-take-stand" rel="noopener" target="_blank">join the Council on Foundations</a> as we partner with the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals to discuss why and how corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility programs are acting to prevent the funding of hate and extremism. We will learn more about this issue and why it is urgent, and hear from corporations who are taking action to make a difference.</p> <h4>2022 Public Policy Summit: Council Members Register for Free!</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">Join us for our <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://account.cof.org/NC__Event?id=a0l2M00000QwddnQAB" rel="noopener" target="_blank">annual Public Policy Summit</a> on November 15-16—just one week after the midterm elections. We will come together as a virtual community to explore philanthropy’s role as a bridge-builder. Gain an insider’s view of how the midterm elections reshape the political landscape for philanthropy and learn how foundations can build common ground to advance the greater good, together. Registration is free for Council members and costs $229 for nonmembers before October 31. </p> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--><!-- ================ /News from Council Text ================ --><!-- ================ Hill Text ================ --><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600" align="center" style="width:600px;"> <tr> <td style="line-height:0px;font-size:0px;mso-line-height-rule:exactly;"> <![endif]--> <div style="margin:0px auto;max-width:600px;background:#ffffff;"> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="font-size:0px;width:100%;background:#ffffff;border-bottom: 2px solid #0059f9;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;direction:ltr;font-size:0px;padding:20px 0px;padding-bottom:20px;padding-top:20px;"><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td style="vertical-align:top;width:600px;"> <![endif]--> <div class="mj-column-per-100 outlook-group-fix" style="vertical-align:top;display:inline-block;direction:ltr;font-size:13px;text-align:left;width:100%;"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="vertical-align:top;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" style="word-wrap:break-word;font-size:0px;padding:10px 25px;padding-top:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-right:25px;padding-left:25px;"> <div style="cursor:auto;color:#121417;font-family:'Azo Sans', Arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;line-height:1.25;text-align:left;"> <div class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_widget hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text" data-hs-cos-general-type="widget" data-hs-cos-type="rich_text" id="hs_cos_wrapper_Hill_Text" style="color: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit;"> <h3><img alt="" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/3358084/Rebrand2022/happening-hill-icon.png?noresize" style="display: inline-block; width: 59px;" /><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="congress" target="_blank" id="congress"></a>Happening on the Hill</h3> <h4>Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill Paid for by Taxing University Endowments</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the American Workforce Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/4810?s=1&amp;r=1" target="_blank">S.4810</a>), which would provide workers with a high school degree with a voucher to pay for workforce training through an employer. The vouchers would be paid for by creating a 1 percent tax on the aggregate fair market value of certain educational institutions’ assets, in addition to the 1.4 percent tax on net investment income of certain institutions included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new tax would only apply to nonreligious institutions with an endowment of at least $2.5 billion and with more than 500 full-time students.</p> <h4>Senate Finance Committee Releases Full Text of Retirement Legislation</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding-left: 0in;">This week, the Senate Finance Committee released the full text of the bipartisan Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/4808/text" target="_blank">S.4808</a>). As previously reported, the legislation includes certain provisions from the Legacy IRA Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/243" target="_blank">S.243</a>). This version of the Legacy IRA Act would allow seniors to make a one-time $50,000 donation to a qualified charitable organization through a split-interest trust. These provisions are almost identical to the version passed by the House, but the two versions of the retirement legislation will still have to be reconciled before it can be passed into law.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding-left: 0in;">The Council on Foundations supports the Legacy IRA Act, which helps ensure seniors are better able to support the charitable organizations important to them. We continue to urge Congress to expand the IRA charitable rollover to donor-advised funds and supporting organizations.</p> <h4>Elsewhere on the Hill</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; "><span style="color: inherit; font-size: inherit;">With government funding set to expire at the end of September, Congress is rushing to pass a continuing resolution to maintain funding at current levels until members can negotiate a full spending package, most likely after the November election. If Congress does not pass a continuing resolution by September 30, the government will shut down.</span></p> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--><!-- ================ /Hill Text ================ --><!-- ================ Executive Branch Text ================ --><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600" align="center" style="width:600px;"> <tr> <td style="line-height:0px;font-size:0px;mso-line-height-rule:exactly;"> <![endif]--> <div style="margin:0px auto;max-width:600px;background:#ffffff;"> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="font-size:0px;width:100%;background:#ffffff;border-bottom: 2px solid #0059f9;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;direction:ltr;font-size:0px;padding:20px 0px;padding-bottom:20px;padding-top:20px;"><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td style="vertical-align:top;width:600px;"> <![endif]--> <div class="mj-column-per-100 outlook-group-fix" style="vertical-align:top;display:inline-block;direction:ltr;text-align:left;width:100%;"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="vertical-align:top;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" style="word-wrap:break-word;font-size:0px;padding:10px 25px;padding-top:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-right:25px;padding-left:25px;"> <div style="cursor:auto;color:#121417;font-family:'Azo Sans', Arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;line-height:1.25;text-align:left;"> <div class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_widget hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text" data-hs-cos-general-type="widget" data-hs-cos-type="rich_text" id="hs_cos_wrapper_Executive_Branch_Text" style="color: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit;"> <h3><img alt="" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/3358084/Rebrand2022/white-house-icon.png?noresize" style="display: inline-block; width: 59px;" /><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="exec" target="_blank" id="exec"></a>Happening in the Executive Branch</h3> <h4>White House Requests Information on Equitable Data Collection</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding-left: 0in;">The White House recently released <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2022/09/06/advancing-equity-with-community-data-partnerships-we-need-to-hear-from-you/" target="_blank">a request for information</a> seeking input on how the federal government can encourage equitable data collaboration between different levels of government, grassroots organizations, and a broader range of researchers. This group includes community-based organizations. This is part of the President’s commitment to advancing equity for underserved communities. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/02/2022-19007/request-for-information-equitable-data-engagement-and-accountability" target="_blank">Submit formal comments by October 3</a>.</p> <h4>President Biden Hosts United We Stand Summit</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">On Thursday, President Biden hosted a summit to counter the effects of hate-fueled violence and highlight responses nationwide to the rise of hate and extremism. The event, which included a bipartisan series of speakers, launched several initiatives that may be of interest to foundations and nonprofits, including Dignity.us, a Citizens’ Initiative to Address Hate-Fueled Violence in America; a Nation of Bridgebuilders; and Trust for Civic Infrastructure, which <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://unitedwestand.gov/" target="_blank">specifically calls for</a> input from foundations and philanthropists. Read the White House’s <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://unitedwestand.gov/" target="_blank">Fact Sheet</a>.</p> <h4>IRS Commissioner Term Coming to a Close</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig’s five-year term <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-tax/2022/09/12/clock-is-ticking-on-irs-top-spot-00056099" target="_blank">will end in two months</a>. Commissioner Rettig, who was nominated by former President Trump and confirmed by the Senate, is scheduled to work his last day on November 12. Due to Congress’s many priorities through the end of the year, it is unlikely they will immediately confirm a new chief; instead, the IRS will likely have an interim commissioner for at least a short period of time.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">This complicates Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/15/business/janet-yellen-5000-irs-hires.html" target="_blank">plans for the IRS</a>, which recently received an additional $80 billion in funding over ten years. Secretary Yellen has said the agency will hire an additional 5,000 customer service representatives for the next tax season, improve its web presence, and increase oversight.</p> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--><!-- ================ /Executive Branch Text ================ --><!-- ================ States Text ================ --><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600" align="center" style="width:600px;"> <tr> <td style="line-height:0px;font-size:0px;mso-line-height-rule:exactly;"> <![endif]--> <div style="margin:0px auto;max-width:600px;background:#ffffff;"> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="font-size:0px;width:100%;background:#ffffff;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;direction:ltr;font-size:0px;padding:20px 0px;padding-bottom:20px;padding-top:20px;"><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td style="vertical-align:top;width:600px;"> <![endif]--> <div class="mj-column-per-100 outlook-group-fix" style="vertical-align:top;display:inline-block;direction:ltr;font-size:13px;text-align:left;width:100%;"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="vertical-align:top;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" style="word-wrap:break-word;font-size:0px;padding:10px 25px;padding-top:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-right:25px;padding-left:25px;"> <div style="cursor:auto;color:#121417;font-family:'Azo Sans', Arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;line-height:1.25;text-align:left;"> <div class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_widget hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text" data-hs-cos-general-type="widget" data-hs-cos-type="rich_text" id="hs_cos_wrapper_States_Text" style="color: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit;"> <h3><img alt="" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/3358084/Rebrand2022/states-icon.png?noresize" style="display: inline-block; width: 59px;" /><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Happening in the States</h3> <table cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="vertical-align: top; border-width: 0px; border-style: none;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" class="devicewidth" style="padding: 0px;" width="35%"> <table cellspacing="0" class="devicewidth" role="presentation" style="vertical-align: top; border-width: 0px; border-style: none;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" style="word-wrap: break-word; font-size: 0px; padding: 0px 25px 0px 25px;"> <div style="padding: 0; text-align: center;"> <p align="center" style="margin-bottom: 1em; "><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" style="width: 200px; border: none; border-radius: 0px; display: block; outline: none; text-decoration: none; height: auto; margin: auto;" width="200" /></p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" class="devicewidth" style="padding: 0px;" width="65%"> <table cellspacing="0" class="devicewidth" role="presentation" style="vertical-align: top; border-width: 0px; border-style: none;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="word-wrap: break-word; font-size: 0px; padding: 0px 25px 0px 25px;"> <div style="cursor: auto; color: #121417; font-family: 'Azo Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.25; text-align: left; max-width: 100%;"> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h4>Investing ARPA Funds: Addressing Job Vacancies and Equity</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">Several states recently announced investments of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in programs that will provide training in fields experiencing shortages, bolster the workforce, and address disparities in the delivery of services. <span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><span style="color: #3b3f44;">Colorado</span></strong></span> is investing $26 million of its allocation of federal funds over two years to fill vacancies in the health and hospital systems through its <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://coloradosun.com/2022/08/25/colorado-health-care-workers-shortage-hospitals" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0092ff;">Care Forward Colorado Program</span></a></span>. The program will provide tuition-free training for students enrolled to become certified nursing assistants, pharmacy technicians, or medical or dental assistants. <strong><span style="font-size: 11px; color: #3b3f44;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">New York</span> </span></strong>Governor Hochul announced $343 million in federal funds for another round of <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://gothamist.com/news/ny-state-launching-ad-campaign-to-promote-child-care-options" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0092ff;">child care provider stabilization grants</span></a>.</span> Three-quarters of those funds will be dedicated to supporting the childcare workforce through wage increases, tuition reimbursement, and bonuses. The state will also allocate $4 million in federal funds to <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-4-million-increase-mental-health-workforce-diversity" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0092ff;">support multilingual and underresourced students enrolled in mental health degree programs</span></a></span> at state and city universities by providing tuition assistance, paid internships, and stipends to address a lack of diversity in the field. Direct federal support is going to the nonprofit <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2022/08/17/campaign-to-boost-alaskas-health-care-workforce-gets-a-nearly-10-million-infusion" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0092ff;">Alaska Primary Care Association</span></a>,</span> which will receive a $9.7 million ARPA grant from the U.S Department of Commerce to address shortages in health care facilities by introducing high school students to careers in the field, offering trainings and certifications, and expanding an apprenticeship program focused on health care.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">Learn more about the role of philanthropy in promoting effective ARPA investments by viewing the recording of a recent Council webinar, <span style="font-size: 16px;"><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://cof.org/event/arpa-and-philanthropy-seizing-once-generation-opportunity" target="_blank">ARPA and Philanthropy: Seizing the Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity</a>.</span></p> <h4>Courts Protect Property Tax Exemptions</h4> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">State judges are maintaining property tax exemptions for charitable nonprofits and rejecting county assessor objections. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://law.justia.com/cases/minnesota/supreme-court/2022/a21-1349.html" target="_blank">Minnesota</a>’s high court reversed a tax court ruling that claimed a nonprofit childcare center, which was licensed by the state, did not meet the exemption requirement of providing comprehensive educational services. The tax assessor claimed that the nonprofit childcare center did not have supporting testimony from the public school district that it met a higher standard for property tax exemption required by the state and “reduced the burden on public schools.” The state supreme court determined that the childcare center had “presented uncontroverted evidence” that it “has an educational purpose, provides a broad general education, and does so in a thorough and comprehensive manner.” </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; ">A judge in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.njlm.org/DocumentCenter/View/10183/Elizabeth-Plainsboro-Vinland-and-Livingston-v-Murphy" target="_blank">New Jersey</a> rejected a challenge from municipalities and determined that property tax exemption for certain nonprofit hospitals, including those that lease parts of their facilities to for-profit entities, is constitutional. The municipalities were challenging a law passed last year that <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bill-search/2020/A1135" target="_blank">reinstated property tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals</a>, applied and increased a community service contribution rate, clarified that any portion of the property leased to a profit-making organization is not exempt from property taxes, and prevented third parties from challenging a nonprofit’s property tax exemption. The law was a result of years-long legal battles between the municipalities and local hospitals over property tax exemptions and the imposition of fees on nonprofit hospitals under the state constitution. </p> </div> <a data-hs-link-id="4" name="stories" target="_blank" id="stories"></a></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <!--[if mso | IE]> </td></tr></table> <![endif]--><!-- ================ /States Text ================ --><!-- ================ News Text ================ --><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600" align="center" style="width:600px;"> <tr> <td style="line-height:0px;font-size:0px;mso-line-height-rule:exactly;"> <![endif]--> <div style="margin:0px auto;max-width:600px;background:#dee2e6;"> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="font-size:0px;width:100%;background:#dee2e6;border-bottom: 2px solid #0059f9;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;direction:ltr;font-size:0px;padding:20px 0px;padding-bottom:20px;padding-top:20px;"><!--[if mso | IE]> <table role="presentation" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td style="vertical-align:top;width:600px;"> <![endif]--> <div class="mj-column-per-100 outlook-group-fix" style="vertical-align:top;display:inline-block;direction:ltr;text-align:left;width:100%;"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="vertical-align:top;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" style="word-wrap:break-word;font-size:0px;padding:10px 25px;padding-top:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-right:25px;padding-left:25px;"> <div style="cursor:auto;color:#121417;font-family:'Azo Sans', Arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;line-height:1.25;text-align:left;"> <div class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_widget hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text" data-hs-cos-general-type="widget" data-hs-cos-type="rich_text" id="hs_cos_wrapper_News_and_Resources_Text" style="color: inherit; 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We expect to publish the next edition when Congress reconvenes in June unless there is breaking news affecting the philanthropic sector.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening at the Council" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/council-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=council-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="0" name="values" target="_blank" id="values"></a>Getting Started with Values-Aligned Philanthropy</h2> <p>Building on the work of the Council's 2021 white paper, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/program-initiative/values-aligned-philanthropy?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Values-Aligned Philanthropy: Foundations Resisting Hate and Extremism,</a> this webinar will offer information and how-tos for community foundations. Join us to learn about community foundation anti-hate and values-aligned policies, discuss the issue with your peers, and get guidance for using our new toolkit, launching June 13. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/event/getting-started-values-aligned-philanthropy-community-foundations?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Register now!</a></p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="roundtables" target="_blank" id="roundtables"></a>Council Member Week: Federal Roundtables and More!</h2> <p>Have you ever wanted to talk directly to the federal officials who design and implement the programs that fund your grantees and can bring resources to your underserved communities? Meet some of the federal government’s philanthropy liaisons during the Council’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/page/2022-member-week?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" rel="noopener" target="_blank">upcoming Member Week</a>!  </p> <p> </p> <p>On June 15 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET, join roundtable discussions with the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/page/federal-liaisons?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Council’s Federal Philanthropy Liaisons </a>from the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture. You can also learn more about the recently announced cross-government <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/04/14/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-releases-agency-equity-action-plans-to-advance-equity-and-racial-justice-across-the-federal-government/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Equity Action Plans</a>. <strong><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/event/roundtable-conversations-federal-agencies?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Register today</a> to secure your spot!</strong> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="hill" target="_blank" id="hill"></a>Congressional Update</h2> <p>On Thursday, the Senate passed a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/Additional%20Ukraine%20Supplemental%20%285%2010%2022%29.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">$40 billion supplemental aid package</a> for Ukraine, which includes military support as well as other humanitarian aid. In addition, the Senate passed by voice vote <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3525?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">a bill to establish a commission</a> to study the possible creation of a national museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. Both bills now go to the President’s desk for his signature.</p> <p>On the other side of Capitol Hill, the House approved <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/FY22FORM_Supplemental_xml.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">emergency funding</a> for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help address the baby formula shortage. In addition, the House passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022 (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7309?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">H.R.7309</a>), which reauthorizes job training, career services, and other employment services and expands workforce development opportunities. Both bills now go to the Senate for their consideration.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="ukraine" target="_blank" id="ukraine"></a>IRS Releases Guidance on Employer-Leave-Based Donations to Ukraine</h2> <p>The IRS released guidance (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-22-28.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Notice 2022-28</a>) on the treatment of employer-leave-based donations that render cash payments to assist civilians in Ukraine. Payments made by an employer before January 1, 2023, will not be treated as gross income or wages of the employees of that employer. An employer may deduct qualified leave-based donation payments under the rules of section 170 or section 162.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="formula" target="_blank" id="formula"></a>Biden Administration Addresses the Infant Formula Shortage</h2> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services Partnership Center is hosting a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_lzmzFoBFQ3yfG046eYqTeQ?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">webinar</a> on <strong>Friday, May 20</strong> at 3:00 p.m. ET for community leaders, including philanthropies and nonprofits, on the status of the Administration’s plan to address the shortage and how to protect infant health. President Biden has <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/18/letter-from-president-biden-to-secretary-xavier-becerra-and-secretary-thomas-vilsack-on-addressing-infant-formula-shortage/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">directed</a> his Secretaries of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to work urgently to ensure that, during the Abbott Nutrition voluntary recall, infant formula is safe and available for families across the country. HHS’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhitehouse.us1.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Db999ee4d97253671de1a2d1fa%26id%3Dc54fba2940%26e%3D4e21e4e210&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7C9b1d1f905b0c450b0e3108da382ec6f2%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637884070836896514%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=HcNmV92M9UOqX%2BUfX8VohIPmeMurO5ZltQgohreKym0%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">fact sheet</a> lists tools and resources to help families find formula <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.hhs.gov/es/formula/index.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">(Spanish version).</a></p> <p>The President met on May 12 with <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/12/readout-of-president-bidens-virtual-meetings-with-retailers-and-infant-formula-manufacturers/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">retailers and manufacturers</a> and on May 17 issued a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/05/18/memorandum-on-the-delegation-of-authority-under-the-defense-production-act-to-ensure-an-adequate-supply-of-infant-formula/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under the Defense Production Act to Ensure an Adequate Supply of Infant Formula</a>, essentially invoking the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/defense-production-act?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">National Defense Production Act</a>, an authority to expedite and expand the supply of materials and services from the U.S. industrial base needed to promote <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/defense-production-act/dpa-definitions?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0#national_defense" target="_blank">national defense</a>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="shooting" target="_blank" id="shooting"></a>Biden Administration Call to Action to Help the Community of Buffalo</h2> <p>President Biden issued a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/14/statement-by-president-biden-on-mass-shooting-in-buffalo-new-york?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">statement on May 14</a> expressing his and First Lady Jill Biden’s remorse upon hearing of the racially motivated murders in Buffalo that day. On a trip to the city on May 17, the President <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/05/17/remarks-by-president-biden-and-first-lady-biden-honoring-the-lives-lost-in-buffalo-new-york-and-calling-on-all-americans-to-condemn-white-supremacy/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">implored </a>all Americans to reject the ideology of hate and said that “none of us can stay in the sidelines.” On May 18, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships announced that culturally competent counselors and pastoral care volunteers are needed to increase the availability of grief and crisis counseling services to the Buffalo community, including for school-aged children. Any funders or grantee partners willing to engage this way can contact <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="mailto:partnerships@WHO.EOP.gov" target="_blank">partnerships@WHO.EOP.gov</a>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="treasury" target="_blank" id="treasury"></a>Treasury Seeks to Develop a Modernized, Equitable IRS</h2> <p>The Department <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0794?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">convened a roundtable discussion on May 18</a> with key tax and equity policy stakeholders on ways to modernize and ensure a more equitable tax administration in the years ahead in light of the IRS’s increased role as a benefits administrator within the federal government and the US economy, particularly for low-income Americans. Officials cited the Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan Act as an ongoing case study. Input was also sought on how to overhaul tax enforcement to create a more equitable tax code, with officials emphasizing the need to prioritize IRS investments to achieve that goal.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="housing" target="_blank" id="housing"></a>Federal Action Plan to Close the Housing Supply Gap in Five Years</h2> <p>President Biden released a comprehensive <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/16/president-biden-announces-new-actions-to-ease-the-burden-of-housing-costs/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Housing Supply Action Plan </a>on May 16 aimed at easing the burden of housing costs over time by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community. The Plan will help renters who are struggling with high rental costs, with a particular focus on building and preserving rental housing for low- and moderate-income families. The plan includes legislative and administrative actions that will help close the nation’s housing supply shortfall in 5 years, starting with the creation and preservation of hundreds of thousands of affordable housing units in the next three years.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="8" name="census" target="_blank" id="census"></a>Census Bureau Releases 2020 Undercount and Overcount Rates by State</h2> <p>On May 19, the Census Bureau released the 2020 Census-estimated undercount and overcount rates from the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMjA1MTkuNTgxNDUwMzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5jZW5zdXMuZ292L25ld3Nyb29tL3ByZXNzLWtpdHMvMjAyMS9wb3N0LWVudW1lcmF0aW9uLXN1cnZleS5odG1sP3V0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj0yMDIyMDUxOW1zYzIwczFjY253c3JzJnV0bV9tZWRpdW09ZW1haWwmdXRtX3NvdXJjZT1nb3ZkZWxpdmVyeSJ9.USTlp-AObs0ZSl7AYIzIMAlNHvLX5czvp0qFe-Wb-GY%2Fs%2F1878264825%2Fbr%2F131566594030-l&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7C04fc2ef0db5749ffd75608da39a92d1f%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637885696055692965%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=OvfRSxdDcNlkw8LiTlwn0ALfj5JrGlUBa8h9dQqooqo%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Post-Enumeration Survey (PES)</a> by state and the District of Columbia (D.C.). The PES estimates show how well the 2020 Census counted everyone in the nation by creating an independent estimate of the number of people living in the United States on April 1, 2020. Generally, the counts for 36 states and D.C. did not have a statistically significant undercount or overcounts; there were undercounts in six states and overcounts in eight. Consult the Bureau’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/2020-post-enumeration-survey.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">data visualization tool</a> to check out the count for each state and the District of Columbia.</p> <p>Philanthropic funders interested in engaging on census issues, both related to the 2020 Census and looking forward to the 2030 Census, should contact <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://funderscommittee.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)</a>, which hosts the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://funderscommittee.org/working-group/4/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Funders Census Initiative.</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="9" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>States Making Fundraising More Available</h2> <p>Some lawmakers are seeking to make it easier for nonprofits to fundraise and host events in their states. In <strong>Hawai`i</strong>, a bill to <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&amp;billnumber=3201&amp;year=2022&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">remove the state tax on fundraisers</a> has passed the Legislature and is awaiting approval by the Governor. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/76343?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Arizona</a> nonprofits that have only been in existence for one year, as opposed to five years, may now conduct raffles thanks to a new law. All nonprofits are still limited to three raffles annually and can only receive up to $10,000 total per year. Event applications in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1935&amp;ga=112&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Tennessee</a> no longer need to be signed by a nonprofit organization’s chair, president, or chief administrative officer, a limitation that has been an administrative headache and hindered smaller organizations in the state. Finally, starting July 1, liquor producers may donate their products in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/H0744?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Idaho</a> for a benevolent, charitable, or public purpose.</p> <h2>Addressing Workforce Shortages in Childcare</h2> <p>With rising household costs putting additional economic pressures on families, there is growing interest in public policies that support people returning to the workforce, especially women, given that access to quality and affordable child care remains a significant barrier. Beginning this month and running through June 2023, <strong>New Mexico</strong> is waiving copays for families participating in its <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2022/04/28/new-mexico-leads-the-nation-as-governor-lujan-grisham-makes-childcare-free-for-most-families-2?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Child Care Assistance Program</a>, and the state is expanding eligibility to include families earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level. The state has also opened applications for a grant that provides a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.nmececd.org/2022/05/12/governor-lujan-grisham-launches-new-stipend-program-supporting-more-than-800-early-childhood-professionals-seeking-advanced-degrees/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">stipend of up to $2,000 per semester</a> to early childhood professionals enrolled in a qualifying program at a higher education institution in the state. In <strong>Hawai`i</strong>, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&amp;billnumber=2701&amp;year=2022&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">pending legislation</a> would create a child care worker subsidy pilot program, with priority given to employees working in rural areas and child care deserts. In <strong>Utah</strong>, the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://inutah.org/return/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WAsQLDJ0uyN7TT09e4U3w_ZWMZDRHxGzm7mAoqFB_nf5VQV_7Vhzfcwm5odC179ftS5U0" target="_blank">Return Utah</a> program targets individuals who are looking to re-enter the workforce and have at least a two-year work gap due to reasons that include starting or raising a family and managing mental and physical health. 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href="https://www.cof.org/event/uniting-americans-through-service-power-americorps-and-philanthropy-working-partnership?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" rel="noopener" target="_blank">join the Council</a> for a webinar featuring Michael D. Smith, the new CEO of AmeriCorps! Mr. Smith will be joined by Tonya Allen, President of the McKnight Foundation and Chair of the Council's Board of Directors, as well as Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of the Council. They will discuss Mr. Smith's vision for AmeriCorps and opportunities for the agency to partner with philanthropy among local communities. This webinar is co-hosted by <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="http://www.pacefunders.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement</a> and is free for both Council members and non-members.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="hill" target="_blank" id="hill"></a>Congressional Update</h2> <p>With the midterm elections less than six months away and compounding crises at home and abroad, Congress is working to move key legislation, including COVID funding, a potential bipartisan retirement package, additional aid for Ukraine, and other priorities. On Tuesday, the House passed a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/Additional%20Ukraine%20Supplemental%20%285%2010%2022%29.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">$40 billion Ukraine aid package</a>. It is expected to pass in the Senate in the coming days. In addition, the Senate continues to process President Biden’s nominations. On Thursday, the Senate voted to approve Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to a second term. As we get closer to the November elections, it will become even more difficult for Congress to move legislation.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="business" target="_blank" id="business"></a>Small Business Administration Expands Rural HUBZones</h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.rd.usda.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (RD)</a>; and the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.sba.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) </a>are collaborating to increase economic development in rural areas. SBA has expanded its <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx#center=39.828200,-98.579500&amp;zoom=5" target="_blank">Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) Program map</a> to include additional rural counties. These efforts are aimed at fostering economic development in underserved and economically challenged rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship and community development. Rural funders investing in economic development partnerships in these Zones should be aware of the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/hubzone-program?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">benefits </a>available to small businesses in their communities, especially those owned by an Indian Tribal Government, an Alaska Native Corporation, a Community Development Corporation, a Native Hawaiian Organization, or a Small Agricultural Cooperative.<a data-hs-link-id="3" name="women" target="_blank" id="women"></a></p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="veterans" target="_blank" id="veterans"></a>Federal Health Benefits Extended to Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom</h2> <p>Veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or in the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations and other locations may now be entitled to compensation for medical conditions presumed to be related to <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/index.asp?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">exposure to fine particulate matter</a>. Many philanthropies have supported veterans advocacy organizations that have fought hard for this designation. On April 25, the Department of Veterans Affairs <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/index.asp?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">encouraged</a> veterans and survivors who believe they may be eligible for compensation for conditions, such as asthma and rare respiratory cancers that have emerged within a 10-year period after separation from military service, to file a claim for benefits.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="border" target="_blank" id="border"></a>Emergency Food and Shelter Funding for the Southern U.S. Border Now Available</h2> <p><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/index.cfm?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">The National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)</a> is charged by Congress with oversight of the EFSP. The EFSP is currently awarding $150 million to state government facilities, as well as local nonprofit and governmental organizations, that have been assisting people encountered by the Department of Homeland Security at the southern U.S. border with shelter, food, and supportive services. Awards, including reimbursements, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSFEMA/bulletins/315253a?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">are available </a>to organizations addressing humanitarian needs, such as life-sustaining food and shelter expenses. Local nonprofit and governmental organizations must submit applications to the program’s local boards. To find a local board, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/index.cfm?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">contact</a> <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/index.cfm?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">EFSP</a> or call National Board Member <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.unitedway.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">United Way Worldwide</a> at (703) 706-9660.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="disaster" target="_blank" id="disaster"></a>2023 Budget Proposal Will Speed Up CDBG's Disaster Funding Process</h2> <p>Many philanthropic funders are aware that federal disaster funds through the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/cdbg-dr?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief program</a>, administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, do not arrive speedily to devastated communities after natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. Unlike other federal disaster programs, such as through <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">FEMA</a>, HUD does not have money to quickly send out to states when disaster strikes. Congress must pass a supplemental appropriation to fill the fund when needed. This means that new grant processes and regulations must be written each time the money is appropriated. The time from disaster event to availability of funds can drag on for a year before impacted communities see the money for rebuilding and recovery.</p> <p>In the Administration’s 2023 budget, President Biden proposed changes to speed up the flow of these monies to states by making the 30-year-old <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.hud.gov/hudprograms/disaster-recovery?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">CDBG-DR program</a> permanent. This would require HUD to establish consistent regulatory requirements for CDBG-DR across all future disasters, eliminating the current practice of establishing new requirements in response to each supplemental appropriation. These new rules would also emphasize assistance to disadvantaged communities and resilience priorities to better withstand future disasters. There is <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.schatz.senate.gov/news/press-releases/schatz-collins-young-leahy-cassidy-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-to-reform-disaster-recovery?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">bipartisan support</a> for the idea.</p> <p>Funders familiar with the situation are encouraged to share stories with their Members of Congress that illustrate the hardships to their communities by the prolonged delay in receiving federal disaster recovery funds.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Houses of Worship Losing Property Tax Exemptions</h2> <p>Administrative boards and courts across the country are re-evaluating whether property owned by religious organizations and houses of worship qualify for property tax exemption. The City of Fredericksburg, Virginia <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-justices-blasts-virginia-city-over-refusing-tax-exemption-n1287659?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">denied a property tax exemption for church property</a> under state law because the exemption applied only “to the residence of the minister.” However, the property, occupied by the church’s youth ministers, was the only property the church claimed. The City denied the exemption <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-164_2co3.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">based on the youth ministers’ titles and ordination status</a> after extensive review of the church’s practices. The church <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/trustees-of-the-new-life-in-christ-church-v-city-of-fredericksburg-virginia/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court</a>, which denied review of the case. Justice Gorsuch <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-164_2co3.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">dissented from the denial</a> stating, “The First Amendment does not permit bureaucrats or judges to subject religious views to verification.”</p> <p>Churches in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.in.gov/ibtr/files/Abyssinian-Outreach-Ministries-45-004-20-2-8-00530-20.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">Indiana</a> and <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.michigan.gov/taxtrib/-/media/Project/Websites/taxtrib/Entire-Tribunal-Decisions/2022/21-000005_SD_proofed.pdf?rev=386c1ece398b4b10a786c605d94d392e&amp;hash=3614AD8002C788AB51EBA5D8CD023B2B&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">Michigan</a> both had property tax exemptions revoked in part or in full by tax boards. A church in Gary, Indiana, applied for a tax exemption for a parcel that included a church building and an unoccupied parsonage house that accounted for 14% of the overall property. An assessor found that only 86% of the property qualified for a tax exemption. In the Michigan case, a church and two individuals co-owned a building being used as a house of worship. The Michigan Tax Tribunal restricted tax exemptions to property owned exclusively by a religious society, not co-owned with third parties. Finally, a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://comptroller.tn.gov/content/dam/cot/sboe/judges-decisions/level-1/2022/2022.05.03-NewBeginningsInternationalMinistryInc.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9XBtFNGHxOte7L7SgeOrc5qRSbbYgHHRBoRS_U-elYsiOjRP6KucuGhajNvX1AyDCT8vhx" target="_blank">Tennessee</a> administrative judge ruled this month that a church structure where charitable activities take place is exempt from property taxes, but two unimproved lots are not.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="addtoany-block block block-addtoany block-addtoany-block"> <div class="content"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://cof.org/taxonomy/term/294/feed" data-a2a-title="Council on 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cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening at the Council" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/council-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=council-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="americorps" target="_blank" id="americorps"></a>Conversation with AmeriCorps CEO and Philanthropy</h2> <p>On May 16 at noon ET, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/event/uniting-americans-through-service-power-americorps-and-philanthropy-working-partnership?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" rel="noopener" target="_blank">join the Council</a> for a webinar featuring Michael D. Smith, the newly appointed CEO of AmeriCorps, in his first national appearance! Mr. Smith will be joined by Tonya Allen, President of the McKnight Foundation and Chair of the Council's Board of Directors, as well as Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of the Council. They will discuss Mr. Smith's vision for AmeriCorps and opportunities for the agency to partner with philanthropy among local communities. This webinar is co-hosted by <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="http://www.pacefunders.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement</a> and is free for both Council members and non-members.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="senate" target="_blank" id="senate"></a>Senate Holds Hearing on Tax-Exempt Organizations' Political Activity</h2> <p>On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight held a hearing on “<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/laws-and-enforcement-governing-the-political-activities-of-tax-exempt-entities?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">Laws and Enforcement Governing the Political Activities of Tax-Exempt Entities</a>.” The hearing’s primary focus was specifically the political activity of 501(c)(4) organizations, with Chair Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) suggesting that Congress should encourage the IRS to provide better oversight on tax-exempt so-called “dark money” organizations engaging in excessive or disallowed political activity.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="mental" target="_blank" id="mental"></a>White House Proclaims National Mental Health Awareness Month</h2> <p>President Biden issued a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/04/29/a-proclamation-on-national-mental-health-awareness-month-2022?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">Proclamation on National Mental Health Awareness Month</a> citing concerns about the state of the nation’s mental health that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of depression across the country has more than tripled compared to rates in 2019. Of particular concern are the acute mental health challenges impacting many of the nation’s youth due to disruptions in routines, increased social isolation, and learning loss. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has created <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.samhsa.gov/programs/mental-health-awareness-month?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">resources and tools</a> for Mental Health Awareness Month.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="development" target="_blank" id="development"></a>Federal Reserve Banks Analyze Community Philanthropy's Economic Development Grantmaking</h2> <p>In a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.philadelphiafed.org/community-development/credit-and-capital/philanthropic-capital-for-communities?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">new report</a>, the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Atlanta and Indiana University, Purdue University, and Ohio State University analyzed grant-level data from a sample of 1,650 community foundations and United Ways, representing over $20 billion in grants made between 2012 and 2016.</p> <p>The report examines a large sample of these institutions to quantify the important role they play as a source of philanthropic capital in local communities. In addition to other insights, the report found that 71 percent of grant funding from community foundations was directed to organizations in local communities. The grantmaking patterns documented in this report can inform conversations about place-based philanthropy and provide solid ground for future research. Find data on each of the 1,650 community foundations and United Ways in the <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.philadelphiafed.org/community-development/credit-and-capital/philanthropic-capital-for-communities?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">online data appendix</a>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="education" target="_blank" id="education"></a>Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Increase Support for Students</h2> <p>On April 27, the Department of Education <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-over-220-million-dollars-investments-government-private-and-public-sectors-support-student-recovery?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">announced major actions and investments </a>from government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to support student academic and mental health recovery as schools and communities recover from the pandemic. The announcements highlight how the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Fact-Sheet-03-18-21.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">American Rescue Plan (ARP) </a>is providing funding to help students recover academically and how philanthropic partners are investing additional resources to help the ARP dollars stretch even further. Council on Foundations member <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.gatesfoundation.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation</a> will invest over the next four years to foster learning acceleration through high-impact tutoring, the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.mott.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">Charles Stewart Mott Foundation</a> is providing support for after-school programs across the country, and the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://hewlett.org/about-us/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">William and Flora Hewlett Foundation</a> will invest to help school districts plan how to use ARP funds and will stand up an Improvement Network focused on recovery and evaluating the impact of various recovery strategies. The Department is leveraging over $160 million of its own grant funding to propel academic and mental health recovery for K-12 students across the country.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="internet" target="_blank" id="internet"></a>Global Agreement on the Future of the Internet</h2> <p>The Biden Administration<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.state.gov/declaration-for-the-future-of-the-internet?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank"> joined 60 global partners</a> in launching <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Declaration-for-the-Future-for-the-Internet.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">The Declaration for the Future of the Internet</a>, recommitting to the vision of the global Internet as a platform for openness and innovation, while promoting and protecting human rights. President Biden announced an <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-support-for-the-bipartisan-infrastructure-framework?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">ambitious goal to connect every single American to high-speed internet</a> last year during the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/06/25/biden-infrastructure-bipartisan-deal/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">infrastructure bill deliberations</a>. The recent declaration reaffirms the Administration’s vision for the internet and digital technologies and the priority that all people are able to reap these benefits.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="climate" target="_blank" id="climate"></a>Commerce Will Integrate Climate Crisis Considerations into Programs and Policymaking</h2> <p>On April 22, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2022/04/secretary-raimondo-establishes-commerce-climate-council-directs?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">announced</a> a Department <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://osec.doc.gov/opog/dmp/daos/dao216_22.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">Administrative Order (DAO) </a>directing the Department to integrate climate considerations into its policies, strategic planning, and programs. The historic DAO also establishes the Department of Commerce Climate Council to coordinate and oversee the implementation of this DAO, as well as provide specific recommendations to the Secretary on addressing the climate crisis.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="8" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Tracking ARPA Fund Investments: Boston Evaluating ARPA Options</h2> <p>Last month, Boston’s Mayor unveiled her <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.boston.gov/news/mayor-wu-unveils-first-city-budget-and-350-million-federal-spending-plan-deliver-details-core?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">proposed budget and spending plan</a> for the City’s $350 million allocation of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Among other things, the Mayor proposes spending from the federal funds $206 million for affordable housing, $34 million toward economic opportunity and inclusion, $32 million for climate resiliency, $20 million to support arts and culture, and $15 million for early education and child care. In the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.boston.gov/public-notices/15830726?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NNRPYUvRKDyzGGQRqS4_UFp5DTulyztZLknpLB4AbW_z0DFJQvfXoeHT5SX8HgV0MJUWD" target="_blank">public notice for an upcoming hearing</a>, the Boston City Council has indicated its intention to use the ARPA money to make “once-in-a-generation, transformative investments that address the systemic health and economic challenges in the areas of affordable housing, economic opportunity and inclusion, behavioral health, climate and mobility, arts and culture and early childhood.” Panelists focused on the nonprofit workforce crisis and the need for ARPA investments to overcome hiring challenges. 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cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="ethics" target="_blank" id="ethics"></a>Uniting Americans Through Service: Philanthropy and AmeriCorps "Meet and Greet"</h2> <p>On May 16 at noon ET, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/event/uniting-americans-through-service-power-americorps-and-philanthropy-working-partnership?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" rel="noopener" target="_blank">join the Council</a> for a webinar featuring Michael D. Smith, the newly appointed CEO of AmeriCorps, in his first national appearance! Mr. Smith will be joined by Tonya Allen, President of the McKnight Foundation and Chair of the Council's Board of Directors, as well as Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of the Council. They will discuss Mr. Smith's vision for AmeriCorps and opportunities for the agency to partner with philanthropy among local communities. This webinar is co-hosted by <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="http://www.pacefunders.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement</a> and is free for both Council members and non-members.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="nonprofit" target="_blank" id="nonprofit"></a>Nonprofit Strength and Partnership Act Introduced in the House</h2> <p>This week, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced the Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7587?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">H.R.7587</a>). The bill aims to strengthen the link between the federal government and the nonprofit sector by, among other provisions:</p> <ul> <li>Establishing both a White House office and interagency council for nonprofits</li> <li>Instituting a federal advisory board of nonprofit leaders</li> <li>Providing regular employment data on the nonprofit sector</li> </ul> <p><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://independentsector.org/news-post/hundreds-of-u-s-nonprofits-and-charities-applaud-nonprofit-sector-strength-and-partnership-act-of-2022/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">Read a full summary from Independent Sector</a>.</p> <p>The Council on Foundations supports this legislation, which would open new pathways for collaboration between the government and our sector.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="fara" target="_blank" id="fara"></a>Council Submits Comments on Foreign Agents Registration Act</h2> <p>In response to the recent hearing on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, the Council submitted <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/news/testimony-record-behalf-council-foundations-submitted-house-judiciary-committee-subcommittee?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" rel="noopener" target="_blank">comments for the record</a> calling on Congress to ensure the nonprofit and philanthropic sector is protected from the sweeping provisions in the law. The Council continues to urge Congress to modernize FARA so that it does not capture the charitable activities of foundations and nonprofits operating with a global reach.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="economy" target="_blank" id="economy"></a></h2> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="fema" target="_blank" id="fema"></a></h2> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="irs" target="_blank" id="irs"></a>IRS Solicits Comments on Guidance Priorities</h2> <p>The IRS <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-22-21.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">is seeking</a> public input on its 2022-2023 Priority Guidance Plan. The Priority Guidance Plan details the tax issues the IRS and the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy intend to address through regulations or other published administrative guidance in the upcoming year.</p> <p>Public comments are due by June 3, 2022. The Council on Foundations intends to submit comments to the IRS; if you or your organization have suggestions for comments, please <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="mailto:jenn.holcomb@cof.org" rel="noopener" target="_blank">email Jenn Holcomb</a>, Director of Government Affairs at the Council.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="loans" target="_blank" id="loans"></a>Federal Actions to Fix Failures in Student Loan Programs</h2> <p>On April 19, the Department of Education <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/department-education-announces-actions-fix-longstanding-failures-student-loan-programs?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">announced actions</a> that will result in immediate debt cancellation for at least 40,000 borrowers under the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program</a>, and up to 3.6 million borrowers will receive credit toward <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://studentaid.gov/app/ibrInstructions.action?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">income-driven repayments (IDR). </a></p> <p>These actions are part of the Department’s commitment to address historical failures in the administration of the federal student loan program and to support student loan borrowers through the pandemic. The actions include addressing <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/forbearance.asp?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">forbearance</a> steering, IDR forgiveness, and tackling student debt to make college more affordable. On April 26, at a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamminsky/2022/04/26/biden-reportedly-considering-broad-student-loan-cancellation/?sh=405ca2d44e97&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">President Biden is reported to have signaled </a>he is not only prepared to extend the current federal moratorium when it expires in August but also is looking into forgiving at least $10,000 in debt for students who are paying back their loans. </p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="8" name="labor" target="_blank" id="labor"></a>HRSA Initiative Will Build the Pipeline of Public Health Workers</h2> <p>The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336498&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">provide grants through the American Rescue Plan Act</a> to local and Tribal governments, public higher ed institutions, and nonprofits to train 13,000 new community health workers. Community health workers are also known as promotores de salud, community health advisors, outreach workers, patient navigators, and peer counselors; and can include individuals with lived experience whose experience helps inform their work. This <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/04/15/hhs-announces-226-million-launch-community-health-worker-training-program.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">effort</a> will support training and apprenticeship programs to help more people enter the health workforce and serve as trusted messengers to connect people to care and support that can improve an individual’s health and well-being. The application <strong>deadline is June 14</strong>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="9" name="clinics" target="_blank" id="clinics"></a>IRS Taxpayer Clinics Available for Low-Income Filers</h2> <p>The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-announces-2022-funding-for-low-income-taxpayer-clinic-grant-recipients?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">announced </a>that more than $12.1 million in matching grants were awarded to 131 organizations across the country for the development, expansion, or continuation of qualified Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics for the 2022 calendar year. View the<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/04.14.2022_2022-LITC_Grant_Recipients_and_Amounts-FINAL.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> list of clinics</a> to learn more.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="10" name="rural" target="_blank" id="rural"></a>Cross-Government Initiative Engages Rural Communities</h2> <p>Last week, the White House <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhitehouse.us1.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Db999ee4d97253671de1a2d1fa%26id%3Decf44d3e08%26e%3D4e21e4e210&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7Cb951fac6cc494d605adb08da27e8fcd8%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637866178885482785%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=3Y4fXaYdbJl2IkzgBZYXV5IFgd%2BGWsbCU8qGxZELsCI%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">launched</a> the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/508_RD_FS_RuralPartnersNetwork_041822.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">Rural Partners Network (RPN), </a>a new whole-of-government effort led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to transform the way federal agencies partner with rural places to create economic opportunity.  The program will place new federal field staff in more than <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhitehouse.us1.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Db999ee4d97253671de1a2d1fa%26id%3Da6ce16a67e%26e%3D4e21e4e210&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7Cb951fac6cc494d605adb08da27e8fcd8%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637866178885482785%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=2qddzgrKZARu3QgKVnzNFEHhpToSoiEwLaYzp9EZQD0%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">25 rural communities</a> in multiple states, Tribal Nations, and territories to help local leaders navigate and access the federal resources.   <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.rd.usda.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">USDA Rural Development (RD) </a>is leading the RPN in collaboration with 16 federal agencies and regional commissions through the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2022/04/20/biden-harris-administration-launches-nationwide-network-partners?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">Rural Prosperity Interagency Policy Council</a>, co-led by the<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/dpc/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank"> White House Domestic Policy Council,</a> and USDA. Funders can reach USDA Rural Development to discuss leveraging their rural work or to explore potential partnerships by emailing <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="mailto:RuralPartnersNetwork@usda.gov" target="_blank">RuralPartnersNetwork@usda.gov</a>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="11" name="input" target="_blank" id="input"></a>Funder Input Sought on FEMA Disaster Recovery Framework</h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/national-preparedness/frameworks/recovery?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF)</a> lays out the nation’s approach to disaster recovery and addresses complex immediate and long-term disaster challenges. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently seeking input to update the Framework, last updated in 2016. Collaboration with state, tribal, and territorial leaders, volunteer organizations, philanthropy funders, nonprofits, and professional organizations are seen as central partners in the nation’s disaster recovery capacity. The NDRF task team is hosting stakeholder listening sessions on <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-disaster-recovery-framework-update-listening-session-2-registration-323311201507?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">May 3, 1:00 p.m. EDT </a> and May 19, 3:00 p.m. EDT to get input in five focus areas: Equitable Outcomes, Climate Resilience, Resource Alignment, Roles &amp; Responsibilities, and Mission Integration. Any Council on Foundations members interested in participating in a special funder focus group for this purpose should email <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="mailto:govt@cof.org" target="_blank">govt@cof.org</a> for details.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="12" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Policy Solutions to Nonprofit Workforce Shortage</h2> <p>As documented in the report, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/sites/default/files/documents/nonprofit-workforce-shortages-report.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">The Scope and Impact of Nonprofit Workforce Shortages</a>, charitable organizations are reporting that salary competition and the costs of child care are two major impediments to attracting and retaining qualified staff. Some policy solutions are on the way in parts of the country. Nonprofit human services providers in <strong>New York</strong> secured a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-highlights-fy-2023-budget?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">cost-of-living increase</a> of $500 million with the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-highlights-historic-fy-2023-new-york-state-budget?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">enactment of the state budget</a> this month. This is the first increase in years, but it “doesn’t cover everyone,” according to <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cityandstateny.com/politics/2022/04/nonprofit-human-services-workers-may-finally-get-raise-through-state-budget/363968?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">Nonprofit New York</a>; nonprofit domestic violence programs, supportive housing, and others were left out of COLAs. The New York budget also includes $7 billion over four years for <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-historic-investment-child-care-part-fy-2023-budget?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">child care subsidies</a>, which helps employers and employees in all three sectors -- business, government, and nonprofit. <strong>Maine</strong> lawmakers appear close to approving a <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280080741&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">tax credit to help cover child care expenses</a> in the state. The program, based on the School Readiness Tax Credit program in Louisiana, would apply to child care expenses incurred by families, thus increasing access and ability to pay.</p> <h2>ARPA Funds and the Roles for Philanthropy</h2> <p>Last year, Congress allocated $350 billion in flexible funding to state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments for “assistance to households, small businesses, <strong>and nonprofits</strong>, or to aid impacted industries” via the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) (emphasis added). Many philanthropic organizations have been helping governments and nonprofits implement this massive, unscripted, and fast-moving opportunity. Substantial amounts of funding remain unspent, leaving significant opportunities for foundations to assist, including by <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nonprofitquarterly.org/making-federal-infrastructure-funding-equitable-what-philanthropy-can-do/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">promoting an equitable recovery</a>. A new section in the updated Special Report from the National Council of Nonprofits, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/trends-policy-issues/strengthening-state-and-local-economies-partnership-nonprofits?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Ugm-Qt5lunM2erQkkrSDyJvrHhEDhQpokUJmdXt26KZ-3o4YQAoQNr-BWnzIOrQzGC2LG" target="_blank">Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits</a>, highlights multiple ways foundations have been helping their grantees and communities approach and leverage this ARPA funding, presenting those examples in these three broad categories:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Using their own resources in creative ways</strong>, ranging from direct financial support, such as matching funds to expand public-private initiatives, to indirect support in the form of capacity-building grants to help nonprofits access and effectively manage the use of the federal funds.</li> 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We expect to publish the next edition in late April when Congress reconvenes unless there is breaking news affecting the philanthropic sector.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening at the Council" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/council-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=council-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="0" name="ethics" target="_blank" id="ethics"></a>On the Blog: Jamie Merisotis, Chair of New Ethics Task Force</h2> <p>In a new blog post, Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, shares his guiding principles as Chair of the Council's new ethics task force. Read <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/blogs/amplify/2022-04-07/earning-trust-heart-our-ethics-task-force?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" rel="noopener" target="_blank">his post </a>to learn how the task force will hold philanthropy accountable and encourage members to practice their values.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="foth" target="_blank" id="foth"></a>Foundations on the Hill 2022 Wraps Up</h2> <p>Yesterday marked the end of another successful year of<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.unitedphilforum.org/foundationsonthehill?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk#:~:text=(Virtual)%20Foundations%20on%20the%20Hill,%3A%20April%205%2D7%2C%202022&amp;text=Attendees%20will%20have%20the%20opportunity,importance%20to%20the%20philanthropic%20sector." rel="noopener" target="_blank"> FOTH </a>programming. We thank United Philanthropy Forum and the Independent Sector for their continued partnership in building our sector’s public policy and advocacy muscle. Thank you to the speakers for their enlightening and invigorating content, and thank you to all who attended. We look forward to working together on FOTH 2023.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="finance" target="_blank" id="finance"></a>Council Submits Written Testimony to Senate Finance Committee</h2> <p>Council President and CEO Kathleen Enright recently submitted testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on the hearing <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/examining-charitable-giving-and-trends-in-the-nonprofit-sector?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Examining Charitable Giving and Trends in the Nonprofit Sector</a>, which took place on March 17. She reiterated the need for Congress to prioritize legislation that promotes a thriving charitable sector, calling on Congress to: expand and extend charitable giving incentives such as the charitable deduction for nonitemizers; protect charitable giving vehicles, including donor-advised funds; and support the nonprofit community during a time of economic upheaval. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/news/testimony-record-behalf-council-foundations-submitted-united-states-senate-committee-finance?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Read the full testimony</a>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="fara" target="_blank" id="fara"></a>House Holds Hearing on Enhancements to <strong>Foreign Agents Registration Act</strong></h2> <p>This week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://judiciary.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=4905&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Enhancing the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938</a>. The hearing included testimony from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law’s Nick Robinson, who urged Congress to consider legislative fixes to FARA’s sweeping provisions, which could unintentionally undermine nonprofits’ work with international partners. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrod Nadler (D-NY) emphasized that any enhancements to FARA would have to also consider possible consequences on the nonprofit sector. Some members of the committee were sympathetic to the idea that FARA requires reform to better target those lobbying on behalf of a foreign government or political party, while others stressed that the law should not be politicized.</p> <p>The Council on Foundations supports modernizing FARA to ensure philanthropic organizations that work with leaders and partners across the globe to achieve their missions here in the US and abroad can thrive.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="economy" target="_blank" id="economy"></a>IRS Commissioner Testifies in Senate Finance Committee</h2> <p>This week, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/the-irs-the-presidents-fiscal-year-2023-budget-and-the-2022-filing-season?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">testified</a> on the IRS’s FY2023 budget request in front of the Senate Finance Committee. He explained the agency was asking for additional funding. The Biden Administration believes that increased oversight of high-wealth individuals would decrease the so-called tax gap—the difference between the amount the IRS should collect and the amount the agency collects annually.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="jackson" target="_blank" id="jackson"></a>Judge Jackson Confirmed to the Supreme Court</h2> <p>On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Justice Jackson will be the first Black woman and first former public defender to sit on the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer announced his intention to retire at the end of the Court’s 2021-2022 term earlier this year.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="fema" target="_blank" id="fema"></a>FEMA Continues Funding to Support Safe Operation of Schools</h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) </a>may provide funding to <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">eligible government and nonprofits</a>, including schools and school districts, for measures implemented for the safe opening and operation of schools in response to COVID-19, including:</p> <ul> <li>Purchase and distribution of high-quality masks and PPE</li> <li>Cleaning and disinfection, including necessary supplies and equipment above the applicant’s regularly budgeted costs</li> <li>COVID-19 <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/testing-overview.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">diagnostic and screening testing</a></li> <li>Tools for screening and temperature scanning</li> <li>Acquisition and installation of temporary physical barriers to provide additional space (e.g., screens/dividers) and signage to support social distancing, such as floor decals</li> <li>School-located vaccination clinics for students, staff, parents, and school communities.</li> </ul> <p>Schools and school districts may utilize <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">FEMA Public Assistance</a> to receive full reimbursement for the eligible purposes. FEMA will reimburse 100 percent of the eligible costs associated with these activities from the beginning of the incident period through July 1, 2022.</p> <p>For details on eligible entities and costs, consult <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_covid-19-pandemic-safe-opening-operation-work-eligible-public-assistance-interim-policy_2_09082021.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance (Interim)</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Employment Policies in States</h2> <p>State legislators are devoting considerable attention this year to legislation affecting employers, including nonprofits, and their employees. In recent days, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2803&amp;GAID=16&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=135531&amp;SessionID=110&amp;GA=102&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Illinois</a> and <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/22rs/hb1.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Kentucky</a> enacted measures to spend some of their American Rescue Plan Act allocations to replenish their state unemployment trust funds. Bills pending in three states focus on expanding workplace benefits. A measure in the <strong>California</strong> Senate (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB1126&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">S.B. 1126</a>) would expand the requirement that employers offer a retirement savings option to employees. <strong>Kentucky</strong> is considering a bill (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/22rs/hb499.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">H.B. 499</a>) to establish an Employee Child-Care Assistance Partnership, a revolving fund for employers to contribute and the state to match up to 100% of contributions for employers. <strong>Minnesota</strong> legislation (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&amp;f=HF11&amp;ssn=0&amp;y=2021&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">H.F. 11</a>) would create a Small Employer Transitional Health Care tax credit for qualified individuals employed at small employers enrolled in a state healthcare plan. </p> <p>Workplace transparency and confidentiality are also hot topics. <strong>Washington</strong> Governor Inslee signed legislation (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5761&amp;Year=2021&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">S.B. 5761</a>) to require employers with 15 or more employees to disclose the hourly pay rate or salary range, benefits, and other compensation in a job posting. In <strong>New York</strong>, Governor Hochul signed a bill (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S5870?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">S. 5870</a>) that includes disclosure of an employee’s personnel files as a prohibited form of retaliation against an employee for opposition to or for filing a complaint or for testifying or assisting in a proceeding involving unlawful discriminatory practices. She also signed a bill (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?bn=A2035&amp;term=2021&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">A. 2035B</a>) to establish a confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment.</p> <h2>Philanthropic Partnerships Distribute ARPA Funds</h2> <p>The participation of philanthropic organizations in promoting ARPA distributions, while not new, has become increasingly important and better documented. One clear trend is the reliance by governments on local philanthropic organizations to identify eligible grant recipients and administer ARPA funds. A <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cityofomaha.org/latest-news/845-first-arpa-programs-to-address-community-needs?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">community grant program in Omaha</a>, <strong>Nebraska</strong> designates two local philanthropic organizations to administer $15 million in ARPA funds to qualifying nonprofits. The Omaha Community Foundation will distribute $10 million in categories such as workforce development and violence intervention and prevention, while United Way of the Midlands will deliver $5 million in categories that address basic needs. Policymakers in San Marcos, <strong>Texas</strong>, have turned to three community foundations that have relationships with nonprofits in the region to administer the $3 million <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://rsffoundation.org/city-of-san-marcos-announces-covid-19-nonprofit-community-grant-program/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_feykx6qrTQopEufSeM27xOHLdfP9hl9VZahCggOh8f8UxI8E_LLvSkA3BcAbXqg81aQIk" target="_blank">Nonprofit Community Grant Program</a><u>.</u></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="addtoany-block block block-addtoany block-addtoany-block"> <div class="content"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://cof.org/taxonomy/term/294/feed" data-a2a-title="Council on Foundations"><span class="a2a-wrapper"><label>Share</label><a href="#" class="a2a_button_facebook"><img 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FOTH 2022 is a unique virtual experience that will allow attendees to build relationships with congressional staff, advocate on issues important to the sector, and connect the philanthropic sector with members of Congress. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.unitedphilforum.org/foundationsonthehill?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Register today</a>.</p> <center><img align="center" alt="FOTH22 stacked 600x550" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/FOTH22%20stacked%20600x550.jpg?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=FOTH22%20stacked%20600x550.jpg" width="200" /></center> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="hud" target="_blank" id="hud"></a></h2> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="retirement" target="_blank" id="retirement"></a>House Passes Retirement Legislation</h2> <p>On Tuesday, the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Securing a Strong Retirement Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2954/text?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">H.R.2954</a>), which makes changes to certain employer-sponsored retirement plans. Among other provisions, the legislation includes a modified version of the Legacy IRA Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/243?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">H.R.2909/S.243</a>). This version of the Legacy IRA Act would introduce an additional giving tool for seniors, allowing them to make a one-time donation to a qualifying charitable organization through a life-income plan. It would also index the annual IRA charitable rollover cap to inflation.</p> <p>The Council on Foundations commends the House for passing this bill. We continue to work with our partners to secure passage in the Senate. In addition, we support a more comprehensive IRA charitable rollover that would increase the amount seniors can donate and include distributions to donor-advised funds and supporting organizations.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="budget" target="_blank" id="budget"></a>President Biden Releases FY2023 Budget Request</h2> <p>This week, the White House released the Biden Administration’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/budget_fy2023.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">FY2023 budget request</a>, as well as the Department of the Treasury’s “<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/131/General-Explanations-FY2023.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Greenbook</a>,” which details the Administration’s proposals for raising revenue for the coming year. The Greenbook includes a proposal to prohibit private foundations from counting distributions to donor-advised funds (DAFs) as part of their annual payout unless they are granted out by the end of the following year. Private foundations would also be required to maintain records proving the DAF made the qualifying distributions during the specified time frame. This proposal appears similar to a Treasury Department proposal from 2017, as well as the private foundation provision included in the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/1981/text?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">H.R.6595/S.1981</a>).</p> <p>The Council agrees with the president that DAFs capitalized by private foundations should be distributed in a timely way; however, we suggest a longer timeframe. The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/content/strengthening-community-philanthropy-ad-hoc-working-group-releases-donor-advised-funds?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">recommendations</a> we released last month include a five-year timeframe for such distributions. This ensures that charitable dollars get into communities quickly and preserves flexibility for private foundations to best advance their missions.</p> <p>The Greenbook also proposes increasing the top individual income tax rate to 39.6 percent, imposing a minimum 20 percent tax on high-earning taxpayers, and closing conservation easement loopholes.</p> <p>The budget request and Greenbook are not federal law; they serve as messaging documents regarding the president’s priorities for the coming year, and typically the budget passed by Congress deviates significantly from the initial request.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="commerce" target="_blank" id="commerce"></a>Department of Commerce Announces New Strategic Plan</h2> <p>The Department of Commerce released its new <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2022-03/DOC-Strategic-Plan-2022%E2%80%932026.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">strategic plan for 2022-2026. </a>The plan will serve as the overarching blueprint for Commerce’s 225 programs and <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.commerce.gov/bureaus-and-offices?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">eleven bureaus</a> and will guide the allocation of resources to achieve the desired long-term economic and social outcomes. The Department will concentrate its efforts on five strategic areas:</p> <ol> <li>Drive US Innovation and Global Competitiveness</li> <li>Foster Inclusive Capitalism and Equitable Economic Growth</li> <li>Address the Climate Crisis Through Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience Efforts</li> <li>Expand Opportunity and Discovery Through Data</li> <li>Provide 21st Century Service with 21st Century Capabilities</li> </ol> <p>Philanthropic funders may find opportunities to leverage their work on inclusive and equitable economic development and climate resilience in the outlined strategic areas #2 and #3. Funders interested in connecting with the Economic Development Administration or the National Oceanographic and Aeronautics Administration can be introduced through the Council’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="mailto:partnerships@cof.org" target="_blank">Federal Partnerships program</a>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="capital" target="_blank" id="capital"></a>Pilot Program Expands Capital Access for Underserved Entrepreneurs</h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.sba.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Small Business Administration</a> announced on March 30 that it will extend the availability of the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.sba.gov/partners/lenders/7a-loan-program/pilot-loan-programs?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM#section-header-0" target="_blank">Community Advantage (CA) loan program</a> until September 30, 2024. The pilot program, launched during the Obama Administration, was set to end on September 30, 2022. As one of the key tools for <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cdfifund.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), </a><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.naceda.org/index.php?option=com_dailyplanetblog&amp;view=entry&amp;category=bright-ideas&amp;id=25%3Awhat-is-a-community-development-corporation-&amp;Itemid=171&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Community Development Companies (CDCs),</a> microlenders, and other critical mission-based lending partners, the CA program prioritizes equitable access to capital for low-income borrowers and those from underserved communities.</p> <p>Among the changes, the program extension will:</p> <ul> <li>Lift the four-year lender moratorium, opening a critical capital program to more mission-based lenders across the country.</li> <li>Increase the maximum loan size to $350,000 from the current level of $250,000 enabling greater loan access in the SBA’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/7a-loans?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">7(a) government-guaranteed loan program</a>.</li> <li>Remove the restrictions that can keep individuals with criminal backgrounds from accessing the Community Advantage program.</li> </ul> <p>SBA’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/community-navigators?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Community Navigators</a> provide valuable assistance in helping entrepreneurs navigate SBA resources.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="census" target="_blank" id="census"></a>The Census Bureau's COVID-19 Data Hub: Newest Version Now Available</h2> <p>Version 2.6 of the Census Bureau's <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMTEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMjAzMjguNTU1NjUxNjEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL2NvdmlkMTkuY2Vuc3VzLmdvdi8_dXRtX2NhbXBhaWduPTIwMjIwMzI4bXNwdWxzMWNjZHRhbmwmdXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbCZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWdvdmRlbGl2ZXJ5In0.PL97pufSzTmMfrzRuDO0mdbKia2DvYa0jpcRFvXsTWg%2Fs%2F1878264825%2Fbr%2F128760590754-l&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7C5b094afd62da4185182b08da10e8779e%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637840887883421687%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=eGrDkC8pfQktp5iAEwn6In2bbBOLs22Hb%2Bul97njkiQ%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank"><strong>COVID-19 Data Hub</strong></a> is now available. The COVID-19 Hub features data on more than 30 demographic, socioeconomic, and housing variables, businesses employment, and data on self-employed people from various sources, such as the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">American Community Survey (ACS)</a>, the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cbp.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">County Business Patterns (CBP)</a> survey, and the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/nonemployer-statistics.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Nonemployer Statistics (NES)</a> program. The Hub is designed to help guide the nation as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic by providing economic and demographic data. Users can browse state and county stats in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/13a111e06ad242fba0fb62f25199c7dd/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">interactive dashboards and maps</a> to inform the planning of COVID recovery services for vulnerable populations and communities.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Funding the Arts and Humanities</h2> <p>State lawmakers have been introducing and funding new programs that support arts and humanities activities in their states. A <strong>Maryland</strong> Senate bill would require the Governor to appropriate $500,000 annually for a grant to the Maryland Humanities Council for a new <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb0928?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Strengthening Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity </a>(SHINE) grantmaking initiative. A measure in <strong>Idaho</strong> would dedicate $766,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/S1391/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Commission on the Arts</a> for pandemic grants to arts organizations. A <strong>West Virginia</strong> bill on the Governor’s desk would establish the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.wvlegislature.gov/bill_status/bills_history.cfm?input=4479&amp;year=2022&amp;sessiontype=rs&amp;btype=bill&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JUqQUX_lAp9eqZ3R_v8M-ZkvZJl0oNQjPLh7-itQAGI025VCsUIVI1z-X607JczeUkJbM" target="_blank">Coalfield Grant Facilitation Commission</a> to review and approve awards of matching funds for federal, state, or private grants for projects in the public interest and for a public purpose. These could include projects promoting or developing an artistic or philanthropic purpose, creating or expanding recreation, preserving historic buildings, improving quality of life through childcare access and public transportation, and creating drug and substance abuse rehabilitation programs and facilities.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="addtoany-block block block-addtoany block-addtoany-block"> <div class="content"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://cof.org/taxonomy/term/294/feed" data-a2a-title="Council on Foundations"><span class="a2a-wrapper"><label>Share</label><a href="#" class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/themes/custom/cof/images/icons/social-icon-fb.png" border="0" alt="Share on Facebook" width="8" height="15" /></a><a href="#" class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/themes/custom/cof/images/icons/social-icon-twitter.png" border="0" alt="Share on Twitter" width="15" 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FOTH 2022 is a unique virtual experience that will allow attendees to build relationships with congressional staff, advocate on issues important to the sector, and connect the philanthropic sector with members of Congress. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.unitedphilforum.org/foundationsonthehill?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Register today</a>.</p> <center><img align="center" alt="FOTH22 stacked 600x550" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/FOTH22%20stacked%20600x550.jpg?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=FOTH22%20stacked%20600x550.jpg" width="200" /></center> <h2> </h2> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="hud" target="_blank" id="hud"></a>Last Chance to Apply for HUD Secretary's Award</h2> <p>The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Council on Foundations have once again partnered to support the HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The 2022 awards will recognize five strategic partnerships between foundations and their local government or nonprofit colleagues. The awards ceremony will take place in June and feature HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge and Council CEO Kathleen Enright. Any charitable foundation can apply, regardless of their Council membership status. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.huduser.gov/portal/about/Pub_Phil_2022_Intro.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Applications are due Monday, March 28</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="retirement" target="_blank" id="retirement"></a>House to Vote on Retirement Bill Next Week</h2> <p>The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Securing a Strong Retirement (SECURE) Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2954/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">H.R.2954</a>) next week. The legislation, a bipartisan effort to reform employer-sponsored retirement plans, includes a modified version of the Legacy IRA Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/243?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu#:~:text=The%20bill%20permits%20tax%2Dfree,or%20a%20charitable%20gift%20annuity." target="_blank">H.R.2909/S.243</a>), which would expand the charitable rollover for individual retirement accounts (IRAs). This version of the Legacy IRA Act will index the annual IRA charitable rollover cap to inflation and allow seniors to make a one-time IRA rollover gift to a charity through a life-income plan.</p> <p>The Council on Foundations supports the Legacy IRA Act, which would give seniors more flexibility when planning their long-term charitable giving. The Council is also committed to working toward a more comprehensive IRA charitable rollover that would expand the amount seniors can donate and include distributions to donor-advised funds and supporting organizations.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="budget" target="_blank" id="budget"></a>President Biden to Release FY2023 Budget Request Monday</h2> <p>On Monday, the White House will release its FY2023 discretionary funding request to Congress. Along with the funding request, the Treasury Department will release the “Green Book,” a list of the administration’s FY2023 revenue proposals. These are likely to include proposed tax increases to offset spending increases in the budget. The White House’s budget proposal—and the accompanying Green Book—are not federal law; they serve as an outline of the president’s priorities for the coming year, and the budget passed by Congress often deviates significantly from the president’s proposal.</p> <p>Council staff track federal proposals around tax policy and will include a summary of any proposed changes affecting the philanthropic sector in next week’s edition of Snapshot.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="rural" target="_blank" id="rural"></a>Federal Reserve Board Priority: Investing in Rural Prosperity</h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.stlouisfed.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis</a>, in collaboration with the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.federalreserve.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Federal Reserve Board</a>, has compiled a new report, “<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stlouisfed.org%2Fcommunity-development%2Fpublications%2Finvest-in-rural&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7C2f3d64d300df420b0b4508d9fb9baff0%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637817468358332762%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=RLc200fPx7ISKsA6fYkNFmknO32PMYz11rSkMAJMzs0%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Investing in Rural Prosperity</a>.” The report seeks to help rural communities achieve shared economic prosperity through a new framework to approach rural development successfully, showcasing stories of progress in different communities, and highlighting recommendations for action by policymakers, practitioners, funders, and researchers. It presents a wide range of topics, including entrepreneurship support, workforce development, energy-efficient manufactured housing, and digital inclusion. Philanthropic funders can <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://fedcommunities.org/contact/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">request assistance</a> from the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs about this resource and other community development resources.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="solar" target="_blank" id="solar"></a>Federal Credit Ready Solar Project Hosts Philanthropy Working Group </h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.energy.gov/communitysolar/community-solar?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">National Community Solar Partnership</a>, a project of the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office</a>, has created a Philanthropy Working Group to help support the more equitable deployment of community solar resources in their evolving <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.energy.gov/communitysolar/credit-ready-solar-initiative?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Credit Ready Solar Marketplace</a>. The Philanthropy Working Group meets to provide input on tactical actions, to define the gaps, and to help the Department explore how grants, concessionary capital, and blended funds will work side-by-side with other potential capital sources to be utilized via the Lenders Working Group. Email <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="mailto:govt@cof.org" target="_blank">govt@cof.org</a> if you are a funder who would like to participate in the Philanthropy Working Group. Contact <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="mailto:solar@ee.doe.gov" target="_blank">The National Community Solar Partnership Team</a> if you are a funder who would like to know more about the federal target of powering five million households to achieve $1 billion in savings by 2025.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="education" target="_blank" id="education"></a></h2> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="rural" target="_blank" id="rural"></a></h2> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="8" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>The Pandemic, Nonprofit Workforce Shortages, and the Need for Volunteers</h2> <p>Two years into the pandemic, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/sites/default/files/documents/nonprofit-workforce-shortages-report.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">charitable nonprofits from across the country report</a> experiencing significant difficulties in retaining staff and filling vacancies, resulting in challenges delivering services. The <strong>CT Community Nonprofit Alliance</strong> recently posted survey results finding that nine out of 10 nonprofits say it’s difficult to recruit new employees. The theme of a recent Connecticut Public Radio broadcast recognizes the challenge: <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.ctpublic.org/show/where-we-live/2022-03-11/as-burnout-surges-nonprofits-struggle-to-recruit-and-retain-employees?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">as burnout surges, nonprofits struggle to recruit and retain employees</a>. Go here to <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/sites/default/files/documents/nonprofit-workforce-shortages-report.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">learn more about the nonprofit workforce shortages crisis</a>.</p> <p>Adding to the difficulties for nonprofits in advancing their missions, the decline in volunteerism remains a major concern. Nonprofits that rely on volunteers to provide services in their communities, such as tutoring and food delivery, are not seeing a return to pre-pandemic levels, citing multiple factors in addition to COVID-19. In <strong>Maine</strong>, for instance, volunteers expressed concerns such as transportation, limited internet access, and physical health/safety, according to <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://volunteermaine.gov/sites/default/files/2021-08/Volunteer%20Maine%20Volunteer%20Survey%20Report%202021%20DIP.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">survey results of Maine nonprofits</a>. When schools were closed, students were not volunteering as part of their graduation requirements, either because the school district waived the requirement or students found alternatives. As a result, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.al.com/news/2022/03/what-happens-to-nonprofits-when-student-volunteers-disappear.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">thousands of volunteer hours disappeared </a>during a critical period. Another challenge is gas prices, which topped an average of $4.25/gallon nationwide last week, according to the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://gasprices.aaa.com/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">American Automobile Association</a>. These increases put additional budgetary strains on nonprofits that depend on volunteer drivers, like <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.12newsnow.com/article/news/local/meals-on-wheels-seeing-decline-in-volunteers-amid-rising-gas-prices-covid-19/502-85e70e4c-890d-4589-92b2-5eeff194f5e9?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Meals on Wheels </a>and the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.wmtw.com/article/local-nonprofit-organizations-feeling-impact-of-surging-gas-prices/39387390?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Independent Transportation Network</a>, which have reported a decline in volunteers. Notably, the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/standard-mileage-rates?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">volunteer mileage rate </a>remains at 14 cents per mile because it is set as a fixed rate that has not been updated since it was set 25 years ago, and volunteers reimbursed for their mileage may have to pay income taxes on any amount that exceeds that rate.</p> <h2>Funding the Arts and Humanities</h2> <p>State lawmakers have been introducing and funding new programs that support arts and humanities activities in their states. A <strong>Maryland</strong> Senate bill would require the Governor to appropriate $500,000 annually for a grant to the Maryland Humanities Council for a new <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb0928?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Strengthening Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity </a>(SHINE) grantmaking initiative. A measure in <strong>Idaho</strong> would dedicate $766,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/S1391/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Commission on the Arts</a> for pandemic grants to arts organizations. A <strong>West Virginia</strong> bill on the Governor’s desk would establish the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.wvlegislature.gov/bill_status/bills_history.cfm?input=4479&amp;year=2022&amp;sessiontype=rs&amp;btype=bill&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-91EuWneZIdE0owgynWypo0G4qTjoGKFpE8wD3n4Pfjmbbf8DR5WtH8MJZ-m8iJf_snAAVu" target="_blank">Coalfield Grant Facilitation Commission</a> to review and approve awards of matching funds for federal, state, or private grants for projects in the public interest and for a public purpose. 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cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="0" name="finance" target="_blank" id="finance"></a>Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Charitable Giving</h2> <p>On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/examining-charitable-giving-and-trends-in-the-nonprofit-sector?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Examining Charitable Giving and Trends in the Nonprofit Sector</a>.” Witnesses included:</p> <ul> <li>Dan Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector</li> <li>Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank</li> <li>Una Osili of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy</li> <li>Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute and ACT for Alexandria</li> </ul> <p>Witnesses spoke passionately about the need for Congress to act quickly to support the nonprofit sector, while members of the Committee recognized the importance of charitable organizations in responding to community needs. They also discussed the need for federal policy that directly addresses poverty and the needs of nonprofits, including the Child Tax Credit and the Employee Retention Tax Credit.</p> <p>Members of the Committee raised the charitable deduction several times, praising its role in supporting nonprofits during a time of economic upheaval. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), a sponsor of the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act (UGPRRA, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/618?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">S.618</a>), said the nonitemizer charitable deduction would allow all Americans to respond to “the call to serve,” arguing that having the charitable deduction in place would incentivize additional giving at a critical time. The Council and many nonprofits strongly support UGPRRA, which extends the deduction for nonitemizers into 2021 and 2022 and expands it to about one-third the standard deduction ($4,000 for individuals and $8,000 for couples). Take our Action Alert and <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://p2a.co/yvw5jmf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" rel="noopener" target="_blank">urge Congress to support this critical legislation</a>.</p> <p>In addition, while the hearing was not primarily focused on issues related to donor-advised funds, they did arise, most notably when Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/1981/all-info?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">S.1981</a>) sponsor Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) argued that the ACE Act would lead to additional charitable funds going to nonprofits.</p> <p>The Council opposes the ACE Act. Strengthening philanthropic practices and further incentivizing charitable giving are critically important issues—which is why we need to get them right without incurring unintended consequences. Legislation aimed at increasing the flow of philanthropic resources to nonprofits requires a thoughtful and inclusive process to avoid some of the unintended negative consequences we see in the ACE Act. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/public-policy/accelerating-charitable-efforts-act-ace-act?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Learn more about the Council’s position on the ACE Act.</a></p> <p>Other highlights included Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) engaging Dr. Osili on the power of Indiana’s community foundations and asking her which barriers should be removed to allow for community foundation growth in other states. Dr. Osili called community foundations “the conveners, collaborators, and catalysts for innovation.”</p> <p>The Council will be submitting comments for the record that address the needs of nonprofits and philanthropy at this critical moment. Other organizations are encouraged to submit written testimony. For information on how to submit, see the <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/examining-charitable-giving-and-trends-in-the-nonprofit-sector?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Committee’s webpage</a>. Statements must be submitted no later than two weeks after the hearing.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="research" target="_blank" id="research"></a>Congressional Research Service and Joint Committee on Taxation Release Reports on Charitable Contributions</h2> <p>In advance of the hearing, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released reports on the federal tax treatment of charitable contributions, including the individual charitable deduction and donor-advised funds (DAFs).</p> <p>On March 14, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF11022?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">released a report</a> examining the individual charitable deduction. It found that over 80 percent of charitable deduction tax expenditures in FY2022 are associated with taxpayers who earned over $200,000, while only 5 percent of the expenditures are associated with those earning $100,000 or less. This is due in large part to the changes to the tax code in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which drastically reduced the percentage of taxpayers who itemize and who can therefore claim the individual charitable deduction. While a temporary charitable deduction for nonitemizers passed as part of COVID-relief legislation, it expired at the end of 2021. The Council and our partners in the Charitable Giving Coalition continue to urge Congress to extend and expand the nonitemizer charitable deduction.</p> <p>On March 11, the Joint Committee on Taxation released its <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.jct.gov/publications/2022/jcx-2-22/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">hearing document,</a> which provides an overview of the current federal laws related to charitable contributions. The document briefly talks about the impact of DAFs on charitable giving. According to the Joint Committee, as DAFs have grown more widespread, total U.S. giving has also grown: “Between 2006 and 2019 … assets held in DAF accounts increased from $31.1 billion to $141.95 billion (an increase of 356.4 percent), contributions to DAF accounts increased from $9 billion to $38.81 billion (8.7 percent of total U.S. giving for 2019, and an increase of 331.2 percent), and grants from DAF accounts increased from $5.7 billion to $27.37 billion. During the same period, the total U.S. giving increased by 52 percent.”</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="census" target="_blank" id="census"></a>Census Undercount of Young Children Persists in 2020</h2> <p>Young children ages 0 to 4, a historically undercounted population in decennial censuses, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2022/03/despite-efforts-census-undercount-of-young-children-persists.html?utm_campaign=20220311mspios1ccdtanl&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=govdelivery&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">continued to be undercounted</a> in the 2020 Census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite major efforts by the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.census.gov/en.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Census Bureau</a> to mitigate this problem, the 2020 Census had a larger undercount of young children than every other census since 1970. In addition to difficulties in counting young children experienced in previous decennial censuses and other Census Bureau surveys, the 2020 Census faced unique circumstances—the COVID-19 pandemic not only delayed collection but also disrupted living arrangements for many families, making the counting of young children even more challenging.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="covid" target="_blank" id="covid"></a>National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Released</h2> <p>The White House released the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhitehouse.us1.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Db999ee4d97253671de1a2d1fa%26id%3D3913021f53%26e%3D4e21e4e210&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7Cb66ed85fc2054c8e21b608da06b6737a%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637829677967844320%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=Fb4KbHCDBJUDczmk88iQplZ4WWWUlc5xgQKBKXP8YOw%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan</a> on March 2 to move the nation forward, sustaining and building on the progress made over the past 13 months. The plan focuses on four priorities:</p> <ul> <li>Protect Against and Treat COVID-19</li> <li>Prepare for New Variants</li> <li>Prevent Economic and Educational Shutdowns</li> <li>Continue to Vaccinate the World</li> </ul> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="confirm" target="_blank" id="confirm"></a>OMB Director Receives Final Confirmation</h2> <p>On March 15, Shalanda Young <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://thehill.com/policy/finance/budget/598299-shalanda-young-confirmed-as-omb-director?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">was confirmed</a> by the Senate in a bipartisan vote as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Ms. Young had been Acting in the position since President Biden nominated her to lead the office in March 2021. Director Young is the first Black woman in history to lead the White House office that oversees the implementation of the government’s budget.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="environ" target="_blank" id="environ"></a>New DOE Initiatives Support Environmental and Energy Resilience</h2> <p>The Department of Energy announced energy resilience and transformation funding programs:</p> <ul> <li>$10 million in funding is available for innovative solutions that maximize benefits and minimize impacts to wildlife and ecosystems from solar energy infrastructure. The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/articles/funding-notice-deploying-solar-wildlife-and-ecosystem-services-benefits-solweb?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Deploying Solar with Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Benefits (SolWEB)</a> funding opportunity will award up to nine projects to help reduce barriers, costs, and timelines for the deployment of large-scale solar energy. Research institutions, the solar industry, community-based organizations, local governments, and conservation groups are encouraged to apply. Mandatory concept papers are due <strong>April 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET</strong><strong>.</strong></li> <li>Remote, island, and islanded communities can apply to receive substantial support from DOE’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.nrel.gov/state-local-tribal/etipp-technical-assistance.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP)</a> to transform their energy systems and increase energy resilience. The program employs a community-driven approach to identify and plan strategic clean energy and energy resilience solutions that address a community's specific challenges. Applications are due by <strong>April 15</strong>.</li> </ul> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="hbcus" target="_blank" id="hbcus"></a>Threatened HBCUs Eligible for Safe Learning Environment Funding</h2> <p>On March 16, Vice President Kamala Harris <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/16/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-resources-for-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-that-have-recently-experienced-bomb-threats/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">announced</a> that the Administration is taking a whole-of-government approach to ensuring the safety of the learning environments of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Since the beginning of the year, more than one-third of the nation’s HBCUs have received bomb threats. Among many resources, the Administration is making available to the institutions that experienced disruptions in their campus learning environment, the Department of Education is providing grants to help ensure the safety of students. The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www2.ed.gov/programs/dvppserv/index.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV)</a> program provides short-term, immediate funding for local educational agencies and institutions of higher education that have experienced a violent or traumatic incident to assist in restoring a safe environment conducive to learning.</p> <p>Nearly 300,000 students are served annually in 100 HBCUs, across 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Allocating State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds</h2> <p>The one-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act found governments still identifying ways to spend the resources in effective and creative ways. For instance, bills in <strong>Maryland</strong> would establish a five-year <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb0632?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program</a> to provide subsidies to qualified employers and their employees to purchase health benefit plans. <strong>Nebraska</strong>’s Appropriations Committee is expected to finalize decisions this week on numerous proposals for investing in the state’s ARPA allocations. Over 20 bills addressing childcare, health, housing, and the workforce are being considered, all of which would be fully or partially funded by ARPA’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. One proposal (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=47236&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">L.B. 1201</a>) would appropriate federal funds for grants to nonprofits providing food assistance, and another (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=47676&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">L.B. 1269</a>) would target for repayment of the qualified educational debts owed by certain health professionals.</p> <p>Keeping Track of ARPA Funding</p> <p><strong>Local: </strong><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/arpa-investment-tracker/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker</a>, Brookings Institute, Feb. 3, 2022</p> <p><strong>State</strong>: <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.ncsl.org/research/fiscal-policy/arpa-state-fiscal-recovery-fund-allocations.aspx?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz--2xJHHUUYgmRNYlfzBtKKleY-JGo5XklMCUu80yj8qJN90TrjCjuHckNa6YibUKPMXrxsf" target="_blank">ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund Allocations</a>, National Conference of State Legislatures, updated Mar. 2, 2022.</p> <p><strong>Nationwide</strong>: <a data-hs-link-id="0" 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cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="1" name="breaking" target="_blank" id="breaking"></a>Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Charitable Giving and Nonprofit Sector </h2> <p>Next Thursday, March 17, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/examining-charitable-giving-and-trends-in-the-nonprofit-sector?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Examining Charitable Giving and Trends in the Nonprofit Sector</a>. Witnesses include Daniel Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector, and Una Osili, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, among others. Council staff regularly monitors congressional hearings for any developments affecting the philanthropic sector and will include a summary of this hearing in next week’s edition of Washington Snapshot.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening at the Council" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/council-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=council-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2>2022 HUD Secretary's Award: Apply by March 28!</h2> <p>The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Council have once again partnered to support the tenth year of the HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The 2022 awards will recognize five strategic partnerships between foundations and their local government or nonprofit colleagues. Any charitable foundation can apply, regardless of their Council membership status. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.huduser.gov/portal/about/Pub_Phil_2022_Intro.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Apply now.</a></p> <h2>Register for Foundations on the Hill</h2> <p><a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.unitedphilforum.org/foundationsonthehill?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Register for Foundations on the Hill 2022</a>, a virtual conference experience connecting philanthropy with members of Congress. The conference takes place April 5-7, 2022, and is presented by the United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening on the Hill" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/congress-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=congress-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="2" name="fund" target="_blank" id="fund"></a>Summary: Congress's FY2022 Government Funding Bill</h2> <p>This week, Congress released its $1.5 trillion government funding omnibus (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR2471SA-RCP-117-35.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">H.R. 2471</a>) for fiscal year 2022. The omnibus includes $730 billion in nondefense spending, a 6.7 percent increase over fiscal year 2021 (FY2021), as well as $782 in defense spending, a 5.6 percent increase over FY2021. Along with funding government agencies through the fiscal year, the omnibus includes $13.6 billion in emergency supplemental funding to support the Ukrainian people and defend democracy in the aftermath of the Russian invasion. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/Ukraine%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Read the House Appropriations Committee’s factsheet on Ukraine support funding</a>.</p> <p>The House passed the legislation Wednesday, and the bill cleared the Senate late Thursday. It now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.</p> <p>The package provides the Department of Treasury with $14.3 billion in discretionary funding, an $811 million increase over FY2021. In addition to election security and community economic development, this increase in funding aims to rebuild the government’s financial oversight capabilities through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The bill includes $12.6 billion for the IRS, representing an increase of $675 million above FY2021 and the largest increase to IRS funding since 2001.</p> <p>In addition to funding for financial services, the omnibus includes:</p> <table cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="50%"> <table cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <ul> <li>$25.125 billion for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, an increase of 6 percent over FY2021. This includes $4 billion for rural development and infrastructure programs.</li> <li>$75.8 billion for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. This includes $9.9 billion for the Department of Commerce and $35.2 billion for the Department of Justice.</li> <li>$728.5 billion for discretionary defense spending.</li> <li>$54.97 billion for Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies. This includes $44.9 billion for the Department of Energy.</li> <li>$81.1 billion for Homeland Security, including $23.9 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).</li> <li>$38 billion for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. This includes $14.1 billion for the Department of the Interior and $9.56 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency.</li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="50%"> <table cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <ul> <li>$56.1 billion for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. This includes $17.2 billion for the State Department and Related Agencies, as well as $1.97 billion for the Agency for International Development.</li> <li>$157 billion for Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. This includes $102.9 billion for the Department of Transportation and $53.7 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.</li> <li>$213.6 billion for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a 7.6 percent increase over FY2021. This includes $13.2 billion for the Department of Labor, $108.3 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, and $76.4 billion for the Department of Education.</li> <li>$5.925 billion for the Legislative Branch.</li> <li>$284.6 billion for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies. This includes $14.9 billion for military construction and $112.2 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs.<br />  </li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="3" name="dafs" target="_blank" id="dafs"></a>Members of the Ways and Means Committee Send Letter Opposing Restrictions on DAFs</h2> <p>Last week, 11 members of the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Mike Kelly (R-PA), sent a letter in support of donor-advised funds (DAFs). The letter makes the case that DAFs are an important tool for philanthropy to respond quickly to urgent needs, highlighting community foundations’ use of DAFs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter also warns against reform proposals that would stifle philanthropic giving. It concludes, “COVID-19 won’t be the last time America faces a crisis – and we need to ensure that we continue to make it easy for generous Americans to support their neighbors who are facing hardships. The pandemic proved that nonprofits and foundations can meet the moment when times get tough. Let’s make sure we continue to give them the tools they need for the next crisis. We urge Congress not to consider any ill-informed or overly broad policy actions that could harm charitable giving and the philanthropic sector.” <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.wealthmanagement.com/philanthropy/representatives-congress-express-support-dafs?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Read a summary</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the Executive Branch" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/executive-branch-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=executive-branch-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="4" name="ukraine" target="_blank" id="ukraine"></a>U.S. Government Resources: Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis</h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhitehouse.us1.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Db999ee4d97253671de1a2d1fa%26id%3D6f0b6fdd61%26e%3D4e21e4e210&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7C9686f3f1e70140ab8e4708da0174d418%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637823898551782509%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=qSQaveBThvcYpKaf2Sr2De6Ac7TYUg45924Y0l1RELo%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)</a> recommends that humanitarian relief be supported by providing monetary contributions to aid groups on the ground, rather than donating materials and goods. USAID, in partnership with the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/ukraine-crisis/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)</a>, has compiled a list of reputable relief organizations working on the ground in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries receiving refugees. For other helpful information, see USAID's new social media <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://express.adobe.com/page/Ye5lNoPJlxTqZ/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">tool kit</a>. Grantmakers and donors can find the federal government’s official policies and statements on the U.S. Department of State’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.state.gov/united-with-ukraine/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">United with Ukraine webpage.</a> Learn more about philanthropy’s response to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis on the Council’s <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cof.org/news/philanthropys-response-russian-invasion-ukraine?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Ukraine Response webpage</a>.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="5" name="covid" target="_blank" id="covid"></a>More At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available, Online or By Phone</h2> <p>Every U.S. household is now eligible for home delivery of a total of eight free COVID-19 rapid tests from the federal government. Tests can be ordered either online at<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.covidtests.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank"> COVIDtests.gov</a> or by phone at 1-800-232-0233. The COVID-19 Call Center offers callers assistance in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages. Those with hearing impairments can call 1-888-720-7489 for assistance. The call center is open 8 a.m.-midnight ET, seven days a week. Funders and community organizations are urged to help spread the word about the Call Center phone option to communities with low internet participation.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="6" name="arpa" target="_blank" id="arpa"></a>State-by-State Analysis of American Rescue Plan Tax Credits for Families and Workers</h2> <p>On March 8, the White House <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitehouse.gov%2Fbriefing-room%2Fstatements-releases%2F2022%2F03%2F08%2Ffact-sheet-state-by-state-analysis-of-american-rescue-plan-tax-credits-for-families-and-workers%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7C598695f90b0747ee3b8808da021d3a50%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C1%7C637824622035710231%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000&amp;sdata=rmIRiCTy%2FsJRe4XJ6ZwIxaWZaMTnDs38Ep9BBg4SOSw%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">released a new state-by-state analysis</a> of the tax relief for working families in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan (ARP). American families have received the largest ever <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.childtaxcredit.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Child Tax Credit</a>, <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Earned Income Tax Credit </a>for workers without dependent children, and <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/child-and-dependent-care-credit-faqs?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit</a> that helps families meet the high costs of care. The White House continues to urge community organizations to engage in efforts to help families sign up to receive the <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.childtaxcredit.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">2020 Child Tax credit</a> by April 18. Eligible families can claim the credit when they file their 2021 taxes. Tools like <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.findyourfunds.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Find Your Funds</a> can help identify what programs a family can claim. <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.findyourfunds.org/outreach-materials?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Find Your Funds Outreach Materials (11 languages)</a> and <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.unidosus.org/events/apoyando-a-las-familias-latinas/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Navigator Trainings in Spanish</a> are available to community organizations doing outreach.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="7" name="census" target="_blank" id="census"></a></h2> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="8" name="fema" target="_blank" id="fema"></a>FEMA's Nonprofit Security Grant Webinars</h2> <p>The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/about/offices/grant-programs?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">FEMA Grant Programs Directorate (GPD),</a> in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/individuals-communities/faith/news-events?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships</a> and the<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cisa.gov/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank"> Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA),</a> is hosting a series of informational webinars for faith-based, community, and nonprofit organizations about the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/nonprofit-security?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).</a> This grant provides funding support for facility and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attacks. The intent is to integrate and better coordinate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. Register <a data-hs-link-id="1" href="https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/nonprofit-security?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">here</a> for the upcoming informational webinars on March 16 and 25.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="9" name="state" target="_blank" id="state"></a></h2> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="10" name="protect" target="_blank" id="protect"></a>HHS Actions to Protect LGBTQI Children</h2> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services has <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhitehouse.us1.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Db999ee4d97253671de1a2d1fa%26id%3Ddb39d15842%26e%3D4e21e4e210&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpowes%40cof.org%7C9686f3f1e70140ab8e4708da0174d418%7C61212134bc53479ea2b23afe5b096b53%7C1%7C0%7C637823898551938756%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=r3WR%2BgLZwe4skDoTUeVoYrDMBwO7q%2FrBpfuzMm6R24g%3D&amp;reserved=0&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">announced several actions</a> to keep transgender children and their families safe. In response to the recent <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-directs-dfps-to-investigate-gender-transitioning-procedures-as-child-abuse?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">executive order</a> by Texas governor Greg Abbott, HHS’s announcements reaffirm the Biden administration’s commitment to supporting and protecting transgender youth and their parents, caretakers, and families. Among other actions, the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/policy-guidance/im-22-01?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">federal guidance</a> is directed at state child welfare agencies and makes it clear that states should use their child welfare systems to advance safety and support for LGBTQI+ youth, which, importantly, can include access to gender-affirming care. HHS <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/hhs-ocr-notice-and-guidance-gender-affirming-care.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">has clarified</a> that health care privacy and civil rights laws protect against disclosure of private patient information related to gender-affirming care.</p> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="11" name="energy" target="_blank" id="energy"></a></h2> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Happening in the States" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/states-header-img-lg.png?noresize&amp;upscale=true&amp;width=1200&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=states-header-img-lg.png" width="600" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="35%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <p align="center"><img alt="National Council of Nonprofits" src="https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/3358084/hubfs/Snapshot/NCN-logo-1.png?upscale=true&amp;width=400&amp;upscale=true&amp;name=NCN-logo-1.png" width="200" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td align="left" width="65%"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Exclusive from our colleagues at the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">National Council of Nonprofits</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"> <h2><a data-hs-link-id="12" name="states" target="_blank" id="states"></a>Policies Emerge to Address the Nonprofit Workforce Shortage</h2> <p>Lawmakers across the country are proposing legislation that could help alleviate the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/sites/default/files/documents/nonprofit-workforce-shortages-report.pdf?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">nonprofit workforce shortages</a>. In Massachusetts, companion bills (<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H237?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">H. 237</a>/<a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S105?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">S. 105</a>) seek to eliminate the disparity that exists between the pay of human services workers employed by nonprofit human service providers and state employees performing similar work. The <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://providers.org/bill/fair-pay-for-comparable-work/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Providers’ Council </a>of Massachusetts explains that due to this salary disparity, “it is becoming increasingly difficult for community-based organizations to recruit and retain qualified workers in the sector.” They emphasize that without a solution to the workforce crisis in the human services sector, “an increasing number of jobs will go unfilled, and programs may close, leading to a loss of services for vulnerable Massachusetts residents.”</p> <p>A bill in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&amp;which_year=2022&amp;bill_num=5130&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Connecticut </a>seeks to establish a nonprofit employee loan reimbursement program to reimburse people who attended college in the state and meet employment requirements for a nonprofit or nonprofit health care provider in the state. The reimbursements would be up to $5,000 for up to 3 years. Similar legislation in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S120?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Massachusetts</a> would create an education loan repayment program for eligible human service workers. Legislators in Minnesota are considering appropriating $29.8 million to <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&amp;f=HF2722&amp;ssn=0&amp;y=2021&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">workforce development programs</a>, including competitive grants for organizations providing financial literacy, employment preparation, education, counseling, work-based learning experiences, and workforce training. </p> <p>Not waiting for Congress to provide childcare relief, states are considering new solutions. Last month, the <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://fastdemocracy.com/bill-search/dc/24/bills/DCB00017610/?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">District of Columbia Council</a> approved legislation that authorizes the creation of a grant program for pay parity for early childhood educators that will send direct payments of $10,000 per eligible childcare worker. A bill in <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/22rs/hb499.html?utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Kentucky</a> would incentivize employers to make voluntary contributions into a new revolving fund—the Employee Child Care Assistance Partnership—into which the state would make matching contributions. Employees of contributing employers could then apply for financial assistance for childcare. A <a data-hs-link-id="0" href="https://house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HB2867&amp;year=2022&amp;utm_campaign=Washington%20Snapshot&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80mG4ddV4IywxWan0gxwWqRUDAXhBbfM8qSEJ32jJkGvu70skzA37gJkawg8HLyBfpFL2f" target="_blank">Missouri</a> bill would allow employers to claim a 30% income tax credit on the total expenses of purchasing daycare services for dependent children of employees. The tax credit would rise to 50 percent on the expenses of establishing a childcare facility used by the dependent children of employees as well as for its operational expenses. 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