Rep. McCollum Introduces Bill to Support the Nonprofit Sector

On June 16, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the “Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act” (H.R. 5533).  The legislation works to study how the nonprofit community and the federal government can work more effectively together.  The bill would:

REP. MCCOLLUM INTRODUCES BILL TO SUPPORT THE NONPROFIT SECTOR  

On June 16, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the “Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act” (H.R. 5533).  The legislation works to study how the nonprofit community and the federal government can work more effectively together.  The bill would:

  • Create a U.S. Council on the Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions to advise the President and Congress about how the federal government can work more effectively with nonprofits.  The Council would study the relationship between nonprofits and government, the role of nonprofits in the U.S. economy, and ways to eliminate barriers that inhibit nonprofits from bringing proven solutions to scale;
  • Create an Interagency Working Group on Nonprofits and the Federal Government to coordinate administrative policies regarding contracting with, supporting, and managing relationships with nonprofits.  The working group would include secretaries of each cabinet agency, and commissioners and directors of key agencies that interact with nonprofits, such as the IRS Commissioner, and the Director of the Census Bureau; and
  • Create a Nonprofit Research Fund to support a broad range of basic and applied research on issues of critical importance to the sector, training in nonprofit research, and dissemination of research findings to government officials and nonprofit leaders.

To access a copy of the legislation, please click here.