Government Affairs Brief: 3.31.2020

Q&A Webinar with CARES Act Expert from U.S. Chamber of Commerce April 1st

NACC will be hosting a complimentary webinar with Kevin Courtois, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Congressional and Public Affairs Executive Director, Great Lakes Region. Kevin will be providing NACC members with up-to-date information about the recently passed $2 trillion federal CARES ACT and other federal resources available to help our businesses and not-for-profits both keep their doors open and employees on their payroll.   A Q&A will follow Kevin’s presentation. 

(We recommend that you read the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Summary prior to the webinar to acquire a baseline understanding of the resources.)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1st at 3:30 pm

Get details & registration information here

Governor Pritzker Extends Executive Order to the End of April

Not unexpected, Governor Pritzker announced today during his daily press conference that his executive stay-at-home order has been extended through the end of April.

Expanded Unemployment Benefits Through the CARES Act

Another aspect of the CARES Act is the expansion of the unemployment benefit to workers who have been laid off.  Eligible workers will get an extra $600 per week on top of state unemployment benefits to cover lost wages.

Part-time, self-employed, and gig-economy workers are newly eligible for benefits. 

Click Here for more information on these unemployment benefits now available.

Local Update- City of Naperville Warns Against Scam Calls Offering Resources

We received an update from the City of Naperville Police Department today warning against scam calls.  We are reminded that businesses and not-for-profits are not immune from bad actors calling who offer resources such as special financing, threats to utility shut-offs, etc. The City of Naperville Police Department offers tips to protect your business here.

Stay tuned for daily updates and do not hesitate to reach out for additional details or resources about the information provided in today’s brief.

Reba Osborne, Director of Government Affairs

(630) 544-3387

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