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ANCOR/NatCon Advocate for Nonprofits with More Than 500 Employees

ANCOR is partnering with the National Council of Behavioral Health to get the eligibility cap lifted for nonprofits providing I/DD, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health services. Here’s the ANCOR/NatCon issue brief with the “ask” we sent to Congress.

As nonprofit providers of intellectual and developmental disability services and supports, you are on the front lines of the novel, COVID-19 pandemic. While Congress has been making strides to support small businesses, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act excluded from eligibility for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) nonprofits who employ more than 500 employees.

This exclusion has led to your organizations having to make hard decisions, ranging from furloughs, reducing services, experiencing exploding costs with no assurance of reimbursement. This is unacceptable – people with disabilities cannot be forgotten at this time of crisis. Now is the time to act.