Public Policy Updates

Our Nonprofit Policy Update newsletter is a service for current Members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. We track state and federal policy issues that affect all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. (We are temporarily providing Nonprofit Policy Update to all NC nonprofits to help the sector respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.Sign up to receive updates.)

 

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Recent Issues

January 21, 2022

  1. Center Offers Updated Legal Compliance Checklist for NC Nonprofits
  2. Nonprofits with State Appropriations Can Begin Process of Receiving Their Funding
  3. NC General Assembly Votes to Move 2020 Primary Election to June 7
  4. NC Business Recovery Grants Open for Many Nonprofits that Pay UBIT
  5. Coming This Spring: Nonprofit Policy Briefings
  6. Final 2021 Lobbying Reports Due Today

 

January 14, 2022

  1. What Type of Nonprofit Policy Briefings Would Be Most Useful?
  2. U.S. Supreme Court Stops OSHA Vaccination Requirement but Allows CMS Rule
  3. NC Business Recovery Grants Open for Many Nonprofits that Pay UBIT
  4. Has Your Nonprofit Lost Board Members Because of New Conflict-of-Interest Law?
  5. Final 2021 Lobbying Reports Due by January 21
  6. State Court Upholds Congressional and State Legislative Districts for 2022 Through 2030

 

January 7, 2022

  1. Has Your Nonprofit Lost Board Members Because of New Conflict-of-Interest Law?
  2. NC Business Recovery Grants Open for Many Nonprofits that Pay UBIT
  3. U.S. Supreme Court to Review Federal Vaccination Requirements for Employers
  4. U.S. Treasury Department Provides Guidance on State and Local Investment of ARP Funds in Nonprofits
  5. State Court Hears Arguments Challenging Congressional and State Legislative Districts
  6. Three Key Nonprofit Tax Provisions Have Expired
  7. Final 2021 Lobbying Reports Due by January 21

 

December 23, 2021

  1. Center and IRS Remind North Carolinians about Heightened Incentives for Charitable Giving
  2. NC Business Recovery Grants Open for Many Nonprofits that Pay UBIT
  3. Federal Courts Reverse Course and Allow OSHA Vaccination Requirement to Move Forward
  4. Build Back Better Legislation Stalls in U.S. Senate
  5. State Leaders Urge Pre-Holiday Testing, Vaccinations, and Booster Shots Against COVID-19
  6. IRS Increases Standard Business Mileage Rate for 2022
  7. Does Your Nonprofit Have Local Elected Officials on Its Board
  8. NC Supreme Court Rules Nonprofit Charter Schools Can’t Claim Sovereign Immunity

 

December 17, 2021

  1. Would You Prefer In-Person or Virtual Nonprofit Policy Briefings in 2022?
  2. Does Your Nonprofit Have Local Elected Officials on Its Board?
  3. New Report Highlights Workforce Challenges Facing Nonprofits
  4. Federal Courts Continue Review of Three Rules Requiring Vaccinations for Many Workers
  5. Congress Increases Federal Debt Limit to Prevent Government Default
  6. New State Budget Includes $849 Million in New Nonprofit Funding 
  7. Reminder: Your Donors Can Get Tax Breaks for Contributions Through the End of 2021

 

December 10, 2021

  1. New Local Government Conflict-of-Interest Law Could Affect Some Nonprofit Board Members
  2. Let Us Know Whether Your Nonprofit Has Local Elected Officials on Its Board
  3. New State Budget Includes $849 Million in New Nonprofit Funding 
  4. Federal Vaccination Requirements on Hold Pending Court Decisions
  5. Governor Cooper Vetoes Bill That Would Prohibit Nonprofits from Funding Election Boards
  6. U.S. Senate Takes Key Step to Preventing Federal Government Default
  7. Is Your Nonprofit Experiencing Delays with Your State Contracts or Payments?
  8. NC Supreme Court Delays 2022 Primary Election
  9. IRS and Congress Address Retroactive Repeal of Employee Retention Tax Credit
  10. U.S. Senate Plans Vote on “Build Back Better” Legislation This Month

 

December 3, 2021

  1. NC General Assembly Approves Bill to Prevent Conflicts of Interest in Local Funding of Nonprofits
  2. Legislators Approve Minor Changes to State Budget, Bringing New Nonprofit Funding to $752 Million 
  3. 2021 Legislative Session (Finally) Comes to an End
  4. Is Your Nonprofit Experiencing Delays with Your State Contracts or Payments?
  5. Federal Vaccination Requirements on Hold Pending Court Decisions
  6. Congress Averts Potential Shutdown of Federal Government
  7. Payment Due for Deferred Payroll Taxes
  8. Share Information About Job Vacancies at Your Nonprofit
  9. NC Senate Approves Bill to Prohibit Nonprofits from Funding Election Boards
  10. Secretary of State Report Finds Significant Reduction in Donations Through Licensed Fundraisers

 

November 24, 2021

  1. Let Us Know: Is Your Nonprofit Experiencing Delays with Your State Contracts or Payments?
  2. Take 2 Minutes Today to Share Information About Job Vacancies at Your Nonprofit
  3. Take 2 More Minutes to Sign onto Letter to Support Extension of Universal Charitable Deduction
  4. New State Budget Includes $745 Million in New Funding for Nonprofits
  5. Biden Administration Asks Court to Allow OSHA to Move Forward with Vaccination Requirement for Large Employers 
  6. Final Version of High School Athletics Legislation Removes Language Limiting Nonprofit Independence

 

November 19, 2021

  1. State Budget Includes $745 Million in New Funding for Nonprofits
  2. State Tax Cuts and Spending Increases Could Create Future Challenges for Nonprofits
  3. Let Us Know: Is Your Nonprofit Experiencing Delays with Your State Contracts or Payments?
  4. U.S. House of Representatives Approves $1.75 Trillion Federal Spending Plan 
  5. President Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation into Law
  6. OSHA Suspends Implementation of Vaccination Requirement for Large Employers 
  7. Nonprofits Can Help Families Access COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children
  8. Lawsuit Challenges New State Legislative and Congressional Districts 
  9. Share Information About Job Vacancies at Your Nonprofit
  10. Final Version of High School Athletics Legislation Removes Language Limiting Nonprofit Independence
  11. NC House Approves Election Law Changes
  12. Sign onto Letter to Support Extension of Universal Charitable Deduction
  13. New Report Finds Census Undercount in North Carolina

 

November 12, 2021

  1. Legislators Will Vote on State Budget Next Week
  2. U.S. House Approves Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation
  3. U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on $1.85 Trillion Federal Spending Plan Next Week
  4. Federal Court Temporarily Halts OSHA Vaccination Requirement for Large Employers 
  5. Nonprofits Can Help Encourage Children to Be Vaccinated for COVID-19
  6. New Law Will Prevent Unemployment Tax Increase for Some Nonprofits

 

November 5, 2021

  1. New Federal Rules Will Require Many Nonprofit Employees Be Vaccinated for COVID-19
  2. U.S. House of Representatives Set to Vote on $1.85 Trillion Federal Spending Plan 
  3. U.S. House Could Pass Infrastructure Bill Today
  4. Governor Cooper and Legislators Continue State Budget Negotiations
  5. New State Legislative and Congressional Districts Could Diminish Nonprofits’ Influence on Public Policy
  6. Take 2 Minutes Today to Share Information About Job Vacancies at Your Nonprofit
  7. State Legislative Subcommittee to Explore Use of Federal COVID-19 Funds in North Carolina
  8. NC General Assembly Approves Bill to Prevent Unemployment Tax Increase for Some Nonprofits
  9. Learn More About Exclusive Provider Organization Health Plans

 

October 29, 2021

  1. Congress and White House Agree on Framework for $1.75 Trillion Federal Spending Plan 
  2. Governor Cooper and Legislators Continue State Budget Negotiations
  3. Take 2 Minutes Today to Share Information About Job Vacancies at Your Nonprofit
  4. Congressional Subcommittees Discuss COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employers
  5. State Legislators Prepare New State Legislative and Congressional Districts
  6. State Legislative Subcommittee to Explore Use of Federal COVID Funds in North Carolina
  7. Early Voting Ends Tomorrow for 2021 Municipal Elections
  8. Learn More About Exclusive Provider Organization Health Plans 
  9. IRS Establishes Standards for 501(c)(3) Status for Limited Liability Companies

 

October 15, 2021

  1. Congress Extends Federal Debt Limit Through December
  2. Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations Continue on Federal and State Budgets
  3. OSHA Close to Finalizing Rule on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Large Employers
  4. Share Information About Job Vacancies at Your Nonprofit
  5. Encourage Early Voting in 2021 Municipal Elections
  6. Federal Reserve Survey Shows Impact of Pandemic on Nonprofit Service Providers
  7. Let Us Know Continuing Impact of Pandemic on Your Nonprofit
  8. Nonprofit Employees with Student Debt May Be Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness 
  9. Nonprofits Can Help Maximize Participation in 2021 Municipal Elections
  10. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due Next Thursday

 

October 8, 2021

  1. Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations Continue on Federal and State Budgets
  2. U.S. Senate Deal Would Prevent "Catastrophic Economic Consequences" by Raising Federal debt limit
  3. U.S. Department of Education Announces Overhaul of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  4. State Legislators Begin Development of New State Legislative and Congressional Districts
  5. Nonprofits Send Input to OSHA on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Regulations
  6. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due October 21
  7. Nonprofits Can Help Maximize Participation in 2021 Municipal Elections

 

October 1, 2021

  1. Congress Approves Continuing Resolution to Avert Federal Government Shutdown
  2. Legislators Negotiating with Governor Cooper on State Budget 
  3. U.S. House Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill
  4. Nonprofits Send Input to OSHA on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Regulations 
  5. New Law Allows Employers to Offer Exclusive Provider Benefit Plans
  6. Third Quarter Lobbying Reports Due in Three Weeks
  7. Nonprofits Can Help Maximize Participation in 2021 Municipal Elections

 

September 24, 2021

  1. New Law Allows Nonprofits to Hold Membership Meetings Remotely  
  2. NC House and NC Senate Finishing Negotiations on State Budget 
  3. U.S. House Approves Continuing Resolution to Avert Federal Government Shutdown
  4. Federal Government Shutdown Could Affect Nonprofits
  5. New Federal Requirements Push More Nonprofits to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
  6. Next Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day
  7. Nonprofits Can Help Maximize Participation in 2021 Municipal Elections
  8. North Carolina to End Waiver of Penalties for Employment Tax Filing Noncompliance

 

September 17, 2021

  1. Take 5 Minutes on Monday to Ask Congress to Extend the Employee Retention Tax Credit
  2. NC House and NC Senate Make Progress on State Budget Negotiations 
  3. Make Your Voice Heard on State Spending Priorities
  4. New Federal Requirements Push More Nonprofits to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
  5. NC House of Representatives Sends Nonprofit Remote Meeting Legislation to Governor
  6. New Law Allows Employers to Offer Exclusive Provider Benefit Plans
  7. Congress Works on Details of $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Legislation
  8. Nonprofits Can Help Maximize Participation in 2021 Municipal Elections
  9. Governor Cooper Vetoes School Diversity Instruction Legislation 
  10. Free Recording to Learn about Local Government ARP Funding for Nonprofits
  11. North Carolina to End Waiver of Penalties for Employment Tax Filing Noncompliance

 

September 10, 2021

  1. Learn the Latest on New (and Some Not-So-New) Nonprofit Compliance Issues
  2. White House Establishes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Some Nonprofit Workers
  3. NC House and NC Senate Make Progress on State Budget Negotiations 
  4. Make Your Voice Heard on State Spending Priorities
  5. Watch a Free Webinar to Learn about Local Government ARP Funding for Nonprofits
  6. NC Senate Approves Nonprofit Remote Meeting Legislation
  7. Governor Cooper Vetoes Donor Privacy Legislation 
  8. Nonprofits Can Help Maximize Participation in 2021 Municipal Elections
  9. Legislators Seeking Public Input on Redistricting Process
  10. NC Senate Approves Bill That Could Create a Precedent of Limiting Nonprofit Independence

 

September 3, 2021

  1. Learn the Latest on New (and Some Not-So-New) Nonprofit Compliance Issues
  2. Non-Charging of Nonprofits’ Unemployment Costs Ends Tomorrow
  3. Two NC Senate Committees Approve Nonprofit Remote Meeting Legislation
  4. State Budget Negotiations Likely to Continue for Several More Weeks 
  5. Center Offers Tips as Nonprofits Consider COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees
  6. NC Senate Approves Bill That Could Create Precedent of Limiting Nonprofit Independence
  7. NC House Passes School Diversity Instruction Legislation That Could Hamper Some Nonprofit Contracts
  8. Learn More About Economic Needs in Your County
  9. Nonprofits Can Help Maximize Participation in 2021 Municipal Elections

 

August 27, 2021

  1. NC Senate committee approves nonprofit remote meeting legislation
  2. NC House approves bill to allow employers to offer exclusive provider benefit plans
  3. Free webinar to learn about local government ARP funding for nonprofits
  4. State budget negotiations include decisions on many nonprofit appropriations and provisions 
  5. Center offers tips as nonprofits consider COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees
  6. U.S. House of Representatives approves $3.5 trillion budget resolution
  7. NC sends donor privacy legislation to Governor Cooper 
  8. New law creates penalties for nonprofits that ignore state audits
  9. Expanded unemployment benefits end next week
  10. New report shows impact of nonprofits' voter engagement
  11. SNAP benefits increasing in October
  12. New report highlights economic benefits of expanded Child Tax Credit
  13. U.S. Department of Education accepting comments on Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  14. NC Senate interscholastic athletics bill could create precedent of limiting nonprofit independence

 

August 20, 2021

  1. Join a Free Webinar to Learn about Local Government ARP Funding for Nonprofits
  2. State Budget Negotiations Will Include Decisionson Many Nonprofit Appropriations and Provisions 
  3. Reminder: Share the Impact of the Pandemic on Your Nonprofit
  4. House Committee Approves Bill to Allow Employers to Offer Exclusive Provider Benefit Plans
  5. NC House Approves Donor Privacy Legislation in Party-Line Vote

 

August 13, 2021

  1. NC House of Representatives Approves State Budget with $700 Million in New Nonprofit Funding
  2. Free Webinar to Learn about Local Government ARP Funding for Nonprofits
  3. State Legislative Committees Set Criteria for Redistricting Process
  4. Reminder: Share Impact of Pandemic on Your Nonprofit
  5. U.S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill 
  6. U.S. Senate Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution
  7. New IRS Guidance Could Make More Nonprofits Eligible for Employee Retention Tax Credit
  8. Center Offers Tips as Nonprofits Consider COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees
  9. Coalition Asks U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Nonprofit Jobs Data
  10. General Assembly Approves Bill That Would Create Penalties for Nonprofits That Ignore State Audits

 

August 6, 2021

  1. Take 15 Minutes to Share the Impact of the Pandemic on Your Nonprofit
  2. NC House of Representatives Set to Vote on State Budget Next Week 
  3. U.S. Senate Could Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill This Weekend
  4. IRS Issues Updated Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit
  5. Center Offers Tips as Nonprofits Consider COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees
  6. SBA Opens Simplified Portal for PPP Loan Forgiveness 

 

July 30, 2021

  1. Take 1 minute today to join a national letter in support of federal policy solutions for nonprofits
  2. Center offers tips as nonprofits consider COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees
  3. SBA will open simplified portal for PPP loan forgiveness next week
  4. New report on donations to nonprofits highlights need for tax incentives for charitable giving
  5. IRS clarifies that nonprofits can receive tax credits for paid leave to workers accompanying family members getting vaccinated
  6. Center offers status update on 11 state legislative proposals affecting nonprofits

 

July 23, 2021

  1. National organizations ask President Biden and Congress for assistance for nonprofits
  2. Make your voice heard on state spending priorities
  3. Local governments can provide pandemic relief through (and to) nonprofits
  4. Status update on 11 state legislative proposals affecting nonprofits
  5. NC House committee approves bill that could help nonprofit employees minimize student debt
  6. Your nonprofit can help ensure that families in your community receive advance child tax credit payments

 

July 16, 2021

  1. Status Update on 11 State Legislative Proposals Affecting Nonprofits
  2. Local Governments Can Provide Pandemic Relief Through (and to) Nonprofits
  3. NC House of Representatives Likely to Vote on State Budget Next Month
  4. Make Your Voice Heard on State Spending Priorities 
  5. NC Senate Bill Could Amend State Constitution to Limit Race Equity in Government Contracting
  6. Governor Cooper Vetoes Bill to Withdraw North Carolina from Federal Unemployment Benefits
  7. SBA Eliminates PPP Loan Necessity Requirement for Loans of $2 Million or More
  8. North Carolina Congressman Introduces Bill to Bolster National Service Programs 
  9. Second Quarter Lobbying Reports Due Wednesday

 

July 2, 2021

  1. NC House of Representatives Will Work on State Budget Later This Month
  2. Make Your Voice Heard Next Week on State Spending Priorities 
  3. Local Governments Can Provide Pandemic Relief Through (and to) Nonprofits
  4. U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates California Donor Disclosure Law
  5. NC House Committee Approves Bill to Prevent Conflicts of Interest in Local Funding of Nonprofits
  6. New Law Postpones Many Municipal Elections Scheduled for 2021
  7. Second Quarter Lobbying Reports Due by July 21