In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting national emergency declarations, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service issued rules and guidance that mandate extensions of certain timeframes for participants covered under group health plans and allow plans to ease restrictions on some Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) plan regulations.

Chardae Heim

On June 9, at 12:00 p.m. PT, USDA will host a webinar for specialty crop producers interested in learning more about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and how to submit additional commodities for USDA consideration through the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process. 

The deadline to sign up for CFAP is August 28, 2020, while the deadline to submit additional commodities for USDA consideration is June 22, 2020.

Cory Lunde

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is soft-launching the SafelyMakingCA.org web portal to connect employers across the state to California manufacturers making non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While the initiative will be officially launching soon, the web portal is live and functioning, and WG members are encouraged to utilize the tool to find and connect with manufacturers of specific PPE.

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