Help Support Economic Stimulus Legislation

Apr 09, 2020

Many of SAA's members own, operate, or work for small businesses in the field of cultural resources management. As with nearly all occupations, the crisis caused by the novel coronavirus is significantly disrupting and damaging livelihoods. One of the provisions of the CARES Act is direct aid to small businesses via the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)--the section of the stimulus bill that establishes crisis loans and grants to enable businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofits to keep employees on the payroll.

There is discussion about preparing another stimulus bill ("Phase 4"). The intent will apparently be to enhance the PPP and unemployment initiatives put forth in the earlier legislation. This is a key opportunity for SAA's members and others to weigh in on the crafting of this next round of legislation.

Through SAA’s Take Action portal, you can let your federal legislators know how important enhanced PPP and unemployment initiatives are to the sustainability of your business and well being of your employees. Go to the SAA Take Action portal and click on the "Support Economic Stimulus" field. You will be taken to a page with an editable template automatically addressed to your senators and representative, where you can provide your thoughts and information and send them directly to your elected officials. You can also read revised guidance on the PPP at our Positions and Actions page.

SAA wants to help you make your voice heard. Take Action on the proposed stimulus bill today.