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The Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans Response to COVID-19

As the global health community and the world come together to face the COVID-19 pandemic. The decisions we make are, as always, being guided by our partner members and their abilities to complete their mission safely and effectively.

Federal social distancing guidelines, along with the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control guidelines, has required our partner members and our Association to implement changes. Please, support our mission and that of our partner members during this time.

Below are some resources for Veteran Service Providers and the veterans that they serve. Please stay safe during this time and follow executive orders for your home states as well as federal guidelines and guidance from WHO & CDC.

Resources for Veteran Service Providers

Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Website

National Center for PTSD: Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Nonprofit Resources:

CARES Act: Three Highlights for Nonprofits

Small business loans would be available immediately through banks and other SBA-certified lenders to small business employers (whether for-profit or nonprofit) with 500 or fewer employees. These “paycheck protection loans” would be conditioned on employee retention and payroll levels during the covered period (March 1 – June 30, 2020) and would generally be forgiven on a tax-free basis if used for such purposes or for rent, mortgage payments, and/or certain utility payments. Generally, the maximum amount of such loan a qualified small business employer could obtain is the lesser of (1) the average total payroll costs for a one year period ending on the date the loan was made multiplied by a factor of 2.5, and (2) $10 million.

A new above-the-line deduction for one year (2020) was created for cash contributions of up to $300 made to certain qualifying charities. All taxpayers would be eligible to take the deduction unlike the standard charitable contribution deduction which provides a tax benefit only to the approximately 8% of taxpayers who itemize their deductions. The new deduction would not apply to noncash gifts or to gifts contributed to donor advised funds.

For individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions, the limit on deductions for contributions, ordinarily 50% of adjusted gross income (AGI) or 60% for cash, is suspended for 2020. For corporations, the limit on deductions for contributions, ordinarily 10% of AGI, is elevated to 20% for 2020.

Resources for Veterans

Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Website

National Center for PTSD: Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

COVID-19 Assistance Resources 
COVID-19 Guidance 
When and where possible, use telehealth and teledoc services.
Continue to follow the CDC guidelines for hygiene practices and social distancing.
Follow your local, state and federal guidelines for travel, work and social interaction.
Continue to practice resilience and stress-reducing exercises, and check out these online mental health resources.