CCP Public Policy Update - September 10, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's public policy update in the September 10, 2014 Member eBrief includes information about Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform and the America Gives More Act.

Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform

The National Council of Nonprofits recently reported about the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) work on government-nonprofit contracting reform. OMB has addressed multiple areas of confusion and inconsistency arising from the nonprofit reforms published last December. Their answers to Frequently Asked Questions have been incorporated into the OMB Uniform Guidance. The FAQs provide answers that are binding on federal agencies and pass-through entities – typically states and local governments receiving federal funding. The answers by OMB should help nonprofits protect their rights under Uniform Guidance, especially in regard to pass-through entities and indirect costs. Read the full article in National Council of Nonprofits' Nonprofit Advocacy Matters >>

Urge Senators Blumenthal and Murphy to Pass the America Gives More Act This Month

U.S. Senators will only be in Washington D.C. for a few weeks in September before they leave to campaign for re-election. Urge our Senators to take care of the public's interest by passing the America Gives More Act before leaving to campaign. Tell Senator Blumenthal and Senator Murphy to urge Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719) to the Senate floor for a vote as soon as possible. Tell them how important it is to support the Act.

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