First Nonprofit Operations and Families First Relief Package Update

March 18, 2020

First Nonprofit Operations and Families First Relief Package Update

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, we want to assure you that First Nonprofit (FNP) remains fully operational. Our team began working remotely yesterday and only a few of us will visit our office for limited periods of time for the near future.

There continues to be various new legislation pending that we are monitoring very closely. To clarify, the Families First Relief Package proposed by the House has not been passed the Senate. Therefore, the laws concerning eligibility at the state level still apply. Some states have altered eligibility but the vast majority have not. Please contact your unemployment claims administrator for more state specific eligibility information.

From what we have gathered from AUTO (Association of Unemployment Tax Organizations) and our chief lobbying group at UWC (Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation), the Senate did not feel it was enough support for the business community. In addition, UWC shared that we will need to be vocal as a group by advocating to our respective Congressional reps and Senators to treat all employers equally with respect to non-charging of benefits paid in lieu of the COVID-19 impact. The majority of the initial legislation does not apply to or provides very little support for the issues facing nonprofit, tribal and government entities and their employees as a result of the COVID-19. FNP is working with UWC and other nonprofit and public sector associations to encourage equal treatment for all employers with regard to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or any revision to it that ultimately passes both Houses of Congress and is signed is by the President. We will keep you updated, including posting information on our website and service bulletins, as things evolve.

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NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios. We are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.


Thresholds, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Hugh Parry, Retired President of Prevent Blindness America