The fund will provide both interest-free emergency loans to Jewish organizations and grants that do not need to be repaid.
The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Hayesod and Jewish Federations of North America, are launching the 'COVID-19 Loan Fund for Communities in Crisis.'
JFNA help Jewish nonprofits access Small Business Administration loans, as part of the Paycheck Protection Program, through the CARES Act.
The Go Bags, as they are called, include first-aid supplies, as well as equipment such as flashlights, hammers, whistles, phone chargers, zip ties and tape to secure doors.
The smaller, more focused event will be invitation-only
For the past 14 years, Daroff had served as senior vice president for public policy and director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North America.
As part of the funding designated for the act, $30 million will be granted to the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) applauded the act.
According to the union, the proposal from UJA would see pensions cut as much as $13,000 per year.
It is the fourth year that Congress has provided such funds to JFNA to distribute for Holocaust survivors.
And I am grateful every day to be part of my Jewish family.