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Pandemic Relief Bill Passes US Senate
Forgivable Loans Available to Arts Nonprofits
NC Unemployment Benefits up to $950 /week
NEA Funding, Universal Charitable Deduction

Arts NC COVID-19 Updates and Action Last night the US Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which looks to be heading for approval in the US House of Representatives and to President Trump’s desk for signature in the coming days. This bill would provide forgivable Small Business Administration loans for struggling non-profit arts organizations and independent artists, as well as $75 million of emergency funding available through the National Endowment for the Arts. A massive expansion of unemployment benefits would put up to $950 per week into the pockets of many North Carolinians (including self-employed and contract workers such as independent artist) and increases the period that someone can receive benefits from 12 weeks to 25 weeks. View a detailed summary of Pandemic Relief for the Arts in the CARES Act at the Arts NC COVID-19 Action & Resource Center. Additional information about provisions in the CARES Act that affect nonprofits and issues, that the NC nonprofit sector will be addressing with the NC General Assembly, can be found at the NC Center for Nonprofits at

The incredible struggles that will be caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be incredibly difficult for the arts sector, for the nation, and for the world. Government cannot solve these problems for us. Government will only be able to solve them WITH US. If we are going to work together, we will need to communicate. That communication is called advocacy. That is what will need to do in the coming weeks to be sure we have a vibrant future for the arts in North Carolina.

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