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Council’s tuition remission program accepting applications; Scholarship deadline extended to July 13 

Council’s tuition remission program accepting applications; Scholarship deadline extended to July 13 

Registration for the Council’s tuition remission program is now underway for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. Participation in this program allows your employees to receive tuition remission for undergraduate-level courses at our partner schools. Visit our website for more information. Since its inception in 2000, more than 400 organizations have participated in the program, helping

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Council calls for UI relief for self-insured nonprofits

Council calls for UI relief for self-insured nonprofits

The Providers’ Council this week joined a group of state nonprofit advocates in asking the Massachusetts Congressional  delegation to support additional federal relief for unemployment assistance. In a June 29 letter to Massachusetts members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the group wrote: “As you know, nonprofits are on the front lines responding

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“Be counted” billboards coming to a highway near you

“Be counted” billboards coming to a highway near you

The Council is proud to be a recipient of the Statewide Complete Count grant from the Commonwealth’s Secretary of State’s office.  We have used funding to host an educational webinar with the Census Bureau; give small mini-grants to human services organizations (including one that produced this excellent video from Community Resources for Justice); and create

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DCF announces COVID-19 payment update news

DCF announces COVID-19 payment update news

The state Department of Children and Families announced two updates to provider payments this week. According to correspondence from DCF Assistant Commissioner Katherine Canada, provider COVID-19 Enhancement Payments for May and June will be paid together. Providers should see the payments by the end of next week, before the July 4 holiday. Residential Placement Providers

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Don’t miss Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act webinar on July 1

Don’t miss Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act webinar on July 1

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought worldwide economies to a grinding halt.  Join us  Wednesday, July  1 at 1:00 p.m. for a members-only  hourlong  webinar as experts from KPM experts provide information related to the most recent Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act that may be helpful as you navigate your organization’s PPP loan forgiveness. During this

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Nominate your staff, partners and others for the Council’s 2020 Awards of Excellence

Nominate your staff, partners and others for the Council’s 2020 Awards of Excellence

The Council invites you to nominate those individuals within your agency, legislators, business partners, media professionals and others who make a difference for the human services sector. Help us recognize their outstanding contributions with a 2020 Award of Excellence. There are awards for direct care professionals, supervisors, managers, executive directors, chief executive officers, volunteers, advocates,

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Juneteenth news and resources from the Providers’ Council

Juneteenth news and resources from the Providers’ Council

Today is Juneteenth — an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery. In recognition, the Providers’ Council plans to cease normal business operations at noon and our staff will mark the day by supporting local, Black-owned businesses by purchasing goods and services. We encourage our members to join us in celebrating this important holiday by

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