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HEROES Act Includes ADA Priorities

$3 trillion 'Heroes Act' relief package will be voted on tomorrow ...
The ADA News (5/14, Garvin) said that the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, “contains a number of provisions the ADA has lobbied for during the COVID-19 pandemic,” including providing flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program by extending the loan forgiveness, reversing IRS guidance so that entities can deduct expenses paid for with Paycheck Protection Program loan funds, and improving the domestic production of Personal Protective Equipment.

The article also noted that the ADA supports provisions calling for “eliminating the 75/25 mandate for Paycheck Protection Program funds to pay for payroll versus operating costs” and “allowing entities to take advantage of both Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Tax Credit.”

According to the article, the HEROES Act also contains a section calling for pandemic premium pay for essential workers, including those providing dental care.

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