The latest episode of ASAE’s ‘Stronger by Association’ podcast highlights the work of four associations to help America and the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by ASAE Vice President of Public Policy Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, the episode includes background on the association community’s COVID-19 efforts from ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson,… Read more »

Congressional Republicans expressed little support this week for House Democrats’ newly-drafted $3 trillion HEROES Act, but expanding the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is a possible area of agreement for lawmakers in both parties. The new House bill, set for a Friday vote, includes language to add another $157 billion to the ERTC, which under… Read more »

Facing overwhelming demand from struggling businesses, the Small Business Administration (SBA) appears to have significantly limited the size of loans issued while blocking nearly all new applicants from accessing the assistance. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is a longstanding SBA program that pre-dates the COVID-19 pandemic and is separate from the popular Paycheck Protection… Read more »

House Democrats introduced a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package this week that expands access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for all 501(c) organizations, among numerous other provisions. ASAE and its member advocates have spent weeks urging Congress to provide specific relief through the PPP for associations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All Section 501(c)… Read more »