Minnesota nonprofits push for more government support as emergency COVID-19 aid expires

Minnesota nonprofits push for more government support as emergency COVID-19 aid expires

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"Need is soaring," she said. "When you look at the numbers, it's pretty extraordinary."

In Minnesota, 5,300 nonprofits — more than half of those in the state — received forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans from the federal CARES Act, according to a new report from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Another $12 million in CARES funding will go out this week to more than 200 hunger-relief nonprofits, totaling $21 million this year from the federal aid. But the money has to be spent by Dec. 31, and some of Minnesota's largest social services nonprofits were disqualified from the federal loans because they have more than 500 employees.

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