April 2, 2020 | JNCL Announcement
Dear Colleagues,

JNCL-NCLIS is working with the American Society of Association Executives on advocacy for COVID-19 relief for non-profit organizations. As you may know , the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides relief for 501(c)3 non-profits, but not for (c)4 or (c)6 non-profit organizations. We encourage our member organizations to sign on to ASAE's letter urging Congress to expand legislation for non-profit federal aid relief.

In addition, we have been asked to document the economic impact of the crisis on non-profits, and your responses to last week’s survey were part of the evidence upon which the Congress acted in passing the CARES Act. Your responses to this survey will help us advocate for broadening the relief to more types of non-profits. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Bill Rivers
Executive Director
April 6, 2020 | LanguageLine Solutions PR
For more than four decades, LanguageLine has had a front-row seat to the miraculous work our healthcare clients do each day. In particular, it has been immensely inspiring to bear witness to their heroic efforts during this devastating health crisis.

Because of our close partnerships with healthcare providers large and small across North America, we are keenly aware of the dangerous conditions in which they are operating as well as the degree to which they lack the protective gear they desperately need.

In an effort to help, today I am announcing an initiative that will contribute directly to the safety of North America’s healthcare workers . During the month of April, LanguageLine will contribute a portion of the revenue we earn from the healthcare sector to Direct Relief, up to a total of $1 million .
April 7, 2020 | The New York Times
The shift to distance learning has created unique challenges for English language learners and their parents, who are tasked with keeping them on track despite their own struggles and lack of familiarity with the educational system.

There were more than 4.8 million English language learner students in public schools in 2016, nearly a tenth of total enrollmen t, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Education statistics. While some teachers are taking extra measures to help them, there is concern these students will be left behind the longer schools are closed during the pandemic.


April 2, 2020 | JNCL Announcement

Now, more than ever, your voice matters in Washington, DC. Through your responses to action alerts and messages to Capitol Hill, and through your support for JNCL-NCLIS, the COVID-19 relief bills enacted in the past two weeks have included:

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance - loans, disaster relief grants, payroll protection programs - for 501(c)3 organizations;
  • SBA programs expanded to include for-profit businesses with less than 500 employees, regardless of the SBA’s normal small business thresholds;
  • Access to the SBA relief for Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietorships;
  • Aid to our nation’s public schools to support the unprecedented, nationwide, and very rapid shift to online learning.

Our website now includes details on how you can access these benefits, and we will be continually updating this section of the site.
April 14, 2020
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET
Location: On24 Platform

Although educators across the mid-Atlantic region are already working hard to meet the needs of their students, this session intends to accomplish three main goals:
(1) disseminate information about evidence-based practices and approaches in supporting effective remote learning,
(2) share a high-level framework to help inform decisio n making by states, districts, and schools in responding to remote learning, and
(3) highlight approaches to addressing equity concerns that arise from school closures.


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Are you registered for CABE 2020? Join our CABE 2020 Virtual Community starting on April 8, 2020. To access webinars, videos, and key resources, a user name and password will be emailed to all CABE pre-registered participants on April 6, 2020.  

Notice ID: RFI-20-5000094683
Agency: The Department of Treasury
Office: The Department of Treasury IRS
Location: USA
Response Date: April 14th
Notice ID: 36C10E20Q0125
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Jackson, MS
Response Date: April 20th
FRIDAY, April 9, 2020 ISSUE
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