Congressional legislators are developing policies and proposals to address the economic impacts of COVID-19-related business closures and unexpected expenses.
COVID 2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- This act goes into effect April 2, 2020 and stays in place until December 31, 2020.
- It expands Family Medical Leave Act coverage and emergency sick leave.
- A summary written by an ally of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) about COVID 2: https://www.boselaw.com/2020/03/president-trump-signs-families-first-coronavirus-response-act-new-requirements-for-private-employers-with-fewer-than-500-employees-and-government-employers/
- The Department of Labor (DOL) posted updated guidance on how COVID 2 affects Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic. Downloadable versions of the Q&A are attached at the bottom of this page.
COVID 3: CARES Act
- Recently passed and signed into law
- The Council of Nonprofits released a factsheet on what's in the bill for nonprofits
- COVID 3 included some funding specifically for homeless services as well: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/esg/
- A summary from a Kansas disability advocacy group also outlined how the bill does and does not help people with disabilities