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With the recent approval of the state budget, the State of California will invest billions of dollars in the coming year to help improve the lives of residents across the state. New spending supports programs focused on affordable housing, homelessness, health, food access, senior nutrition, the arts, and so much more. We are pleased that COVID relief efforts – including new funding to help cover supplemental sick leave costs – will include nonprofits.

To accomplish their objectives, state agencies and local governments will continue to turn to nonprofit partners to deliver key services as efficiently as possible. To succeed, nonprofits need contracting terms that set us up to partner effectively.

“As legislators we recognize that government alone cannot do it,” Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, told a gathering of nonprofit leaders and state representatives at the recent California Nonprofits Day celebration at the Capitol. “The pandemic proved what we already knew to be true: we must ensure the partnership between government and nonprofits, and that partnership must be strong.”

Following the recommendations made by panelists at a joint hearing of the legislative nonprofit select committees, CalNonprofits convened an informal statewide coalition on contracting. Together we drafted this letter to the Governor and legislative leaders to begin a new phase of collaborative discussion.

We are encouraging all California nonprofits to join us in seeking practical solutions that would strengthen our partnership with state and local governments, and ensure more fairness and equity for our organizations, communities, staff, and those we serve.

Take action now!

Join Us! Read the full text HERE and then sign the form, or access the sign-on form directly HERE.

Thank-you! Every signature strengthens our voice in Sacramento.

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