Legislation and Summaries

Many state legislators are providing regular updates on our state’s response to COVID-19, resources to help you survive this crisis, and invitations to Legislative Town Halls with guest experts. Find your legislators’ websites at Florida House and Florida Senate

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. See an Analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by the National Council of Nonprofits and check for updates at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/ffcra

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provides for numerous resources to address the pandemic. You can read the full bill above or here: CARE Act by Section.  Rapoza Associates has prepared a summary of the legislation with a particular focus on community development which you may find easier to digest.

More detailed summary of Division A of the bill covering healthcare and economic stabilization (from Senate staff)
More detailed summary of Division B of the bill providing additional appropriations to agencies, among other provisions (from Senate staff)

Nonprofit Resources
The National Council of Nonprofits has prepared a number of documents related to summary of the CARE Act which focuses on the components of the legislation that impacts nonprofits.

Analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub. L. 116-136)

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19Nonprofit Quarterly, Mar. 26, 2020

Small Business Resources
SBA will provide further guidance through SBA notices and a program guide which will be posted on SBA’s website at www.sba.gov.

Questions on the Paycheck Protection Program 7(a) Loans may be directed to the Lender Relations Specialist in the local SBA Field Office. The local SBA Field Office may be found at https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/districtoffices.

Click to see Interim Final Rule.