For the last five years, the top federal legislative priority for the National Council of Nonprofits and their network of state nonprofit associations (including the Center for Nonprofit Advancement) has been for Congress to create a federal matching grant program for nonprofit capacity building.
This kind of support can help fund Wingspan's infrastructure, in addition to numerous other vital non-profit organizations!
Last week, Senator Max Baucus (Montana), who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, filed S.609, the Nonprofit Capacity Building Act of 2009 ("NCBA"). The NCBA would allocate $25 million for the federal Corporation for National and Community Service to use as a matching fund pool. Nonprofits can then apply for a 50% federal match to go with funds raised locally for technical assistance and training.
The goal is to get the NCBA written into a floor amendment to be offered in the Senate this week. We must "light up" the phone lines in the Senate and White House to let them know how important it is to support nonprofits today. Please call your Senators and the White House.
The process is easy - simply take a few minutes TODAY and call the White House and your representatives.
White House: 202-456-1414Senators:
McCain, John - (R - AZ)For our out of state supporters: click here and select your state to find your Senators!
The message is simple:
For the calls to your Senators:
For the call to the White House:
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