Cybersecurity Featured in Infrastructure Act

On November 15, the President Biden signed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“the Act”) into law. The sprawling 2,700 page legislation includes funding for programs touching seemingly every aspect of American infrastructure, including: highways, bridges, airports, public transit, railroads, electric vehicle charging stations, power transmission lines, broadband access development, housing, commercial ports, […]

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

What is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act The Financial Modernization Act of 1999, commonly known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) is a federal law that controls the ways financial institutions deal with the private information of individuals. It requires covered institutions to take several affirmative steps to prevent the unauthorized collection, use, and disclosure of certain consumer […]

New York’s 2021 State of the State Agenda

Last week, Governor Cuomo gave his 2021 version of the New York State of the State address. In his address, Governor Cuomo outlined his agenda for 2021, which includes not only New York’s plan to combat COVID-19, but also tackles other critical issues facing New York, including jump starting the economy. In this post, we […]

Introduction to the Save Our Stages Act

We have covered many facets of the latest coronavirus relief package on this blog, but questions have been flowing in regarding grants and other funding opportunities that will be available. To begin to address this, we turn to our close friends and colleagues at Strategic Development Specialists, LLC. As experts in the grant writing field, […]

At Long Last, a Stimulus Package.

Monday night, Congress provided additional assistance to small businesses with a $900 billion COVID stimulus package called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Of the $900 billion, $284 billion has been allocated to support the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new bill will also expand the eligibility for the PPP to include 501(c)(6) not-for-profits […]


This post will outline some basic rules that all public-facing entities should be aware of with regard to service animals’ legal status under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While these rules are generally very straightforward and, for the most part, common sense, having a clear understanding of the rules at play can help entities […]

Main Street Lending Program – Update for Not For Profit Applicants

Previously, we reported that the Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program to combat the economic issues caused by COVID-19. The Main Street lending program provides $600 billion to for-profit small and medium-sized businesses that make reasonable efforts to keep employees on the payroll, until now. The Federal Reserve has released proposals of the […]

Alert: Governors Impose Travel Restrictions Effective at Midnight

On June 24, 2020, the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced a travel advisory. The travel advisory requires a 14-day quarantine for travelers from states where the infection rates pass a threshold that indicates, “significant community spread,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 14-day quarantine applies to anyone coming from a […]

Get Out of Jail Free? New York Bail Reform

If you have played Monopoly before, you are aware of the game’s Get Out of Jail Free card. During the board game, if a player unfortunately meets certain conditions, they will be sent to the Go to Jail game tile. However, if the player has a Get out of Jail Free card, then they can […]

Local Government Personnel Back to Work

Way back on March 16, the Governor issued Executive Order 202.4, which required local governments to allow non-essential personnel to work from home or take leave without that leave affecting their accrued time off and benefits. It also mandated that the total number of non-essential personnel to work from home or take time off equal […]