TAKE ACTION: Coronavirus Phase 3 Emergency Relief Bill


Charitable nonprofits are the front lines for community relief in times of crisis. The national public health crisis has also become an economic crisis for businesses and community organizations alike.


  • The bill excludes charitable nonprofits in the $200 billion loan fund. The charitable sector will need an immediate infusion of $60 billion and the loan program is a fast way to get funds to organizations.

  • The bill excludes behavioral health funding, including funding certified behavioral health clinics, community mental health organizations, and crisis lines.

  • The bill excludes flexibilities in Medicare telehealth. We must allow Medicare telehealth to allow audio-only services. Many of our community members lack access to smartphones, lack broadband in rural areas, have limited data, and maybe anxious or concerned about using video.


We must take action to ask Congress to include behavioral health and charitable nonprofit funding with crisis relief. It is imperative to include behavioral health funding to our community clinics and organizations.


The form will only take a few moments to fill out and send with a template letter to ask our Senators and Representatives. Take action! This funding is set to be voted on Sunday afternoon, March 22nd. Click the link below to fill it out ASAP!


https://mentalhealthamericaofgreaterdallas.salsalabs.org/phase_3_emergency_relief_bill/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=bc6a5bee-ffe6-4dbe-99d9-e3d6a30e1151


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