ASAE Submits Workforce Comments to Senate HELP

ASAE submitted comments today to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions in support of legislation that would allow individuals across the country to use their 529 education savings plans to cover the costs of certain workforce training and credentialing programs. Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr… Read more »

ASAE Urges Congress to Replenish PPP Funds

ASAE delivered a letter to House and Senate Small Business Committee leaders this week urging lawmakers to provide additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which will likely be depleted by mid-April if loan applications continue at the current pace. The PPP has been a lifeline for small businesses, associations and nonprofit organizations struggling… Read more »

Biden Extends PPP Deadline to May 31

President Biden signed legislation March 30 to extend the deadline for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications to May 31. The popular PPP, created by Congress last year and recently expanded to include most 501(c) nonprofit groups, offers forgivable loans to businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the legislation, which overwhelmingly… Read more »

Biden Unveils $2.5T Infrastructure Package

President Biden unveiled a massive $2.5 trillion infrastructure and jobs package this week that the president views as a “once-in-a-generation investment in America.” Under what the White House is calling the American Jobs Plan, about $620 billion would be spent improving traditional infrastructure like roads, bridges and ports, along with high-speed Internet access. Major investments… Read more »