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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 10, 2020 01:05 PM
From: Senator Thomas H. Killion
To: All Senate members
Subject: COVID-19 Crisis Grant Program for Non-Profit Organizations
As we continue to see the current public health emergency unfold with COVID-19, it has become evident that our non-profit organizations will need additional financial assistance. 
These non-profit, charitable and community organizations, such as Goodwill Industries, United Way, YMCA, Food Banks, and so many others are doing so much for so many in communities throughout our Commonwealth; while at the same time, are faced with a significant financial toll on their operations. These organizations work with our most vulnerable populations.
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides over $2 trillion of economic stimulus and contains several items that benefit the nonprofit sector. There are significant appropriations provided to benefit non-profit subsectors, such as hospitals, education, the arts, and transit systems.
My legislation would allocate a grant program specifically for these non-profit organizations based in the Commonwealth; and would be funded by monies allocated through the federal CARES Act.
I am hopeful that this legislation would help benefit these organizations; so that they can continue with their good work in all of our communities.  The programs and services will be greatly needed in our recovery.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.