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Nonprofits Now Eligible for Paycheck Protection Program Under The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

December 30, 2020

By: Jackie Bozzuto & Ferran Arimon

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), which was recently signed into law by President Donald Trump, provides, that for the first time, Section 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organizations will be eligible to receive PPP loans. Such organizations are not organized for profit and no part of the net earnings benefit any private individual.

To be eligible, such organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • The organization must not employ more than 300 employees;
  • The organization does not receive more than 15% of receipts from lobbying;
  • The lobbying activities do not comprise more than 15% of total activities; and
  • The cost of lobbying activities of the organization did not exceed $1,000,000 during the most recent tax year that ended prior to February 15, 2020.   

In addition to first-time eligibility for Section 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organizations, destination marketing organizations and housing cooperatives have also been made eligible.

Please note that guidance and regulations related to this second round of PPP have not yet been issued. The SBA is required to provide these regulations within 10 days of the enactment of the Act. We will continue to provide relevant updates as such guidance and regulations become available.

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Jackie Bozzuto has extensive experience mapping out strategies for real estate development and finance for the hospitality industry and beyond. She has also assisted clients with acquiring portfolios out of bankruptcy estates, as well as multi-site and multi-state purchases and sales.


Goal-oriented, organized, gifted relationship-builder and connector of people. These skills, along with decades of experience in the restaurant industry, have earned Jackie the reputation of “trusted advisor” to clients.

Born and raised around her family’s commercial real estate, investment and management business in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and later in south Florida, Jackie was exposed early on to running businesses smoothly. Her family operated restaurants for a number of years as well, and she transferred her love of all things culinary to advising clients on the operational side of the business. She helps clients, both locally and nationally, streamline their processes, develop acquisition programs and expand their portfolios.

Jackie’s experience mapping out strategies for real estate development and finance, including commercial leasing, extends beyond the hospitality industry. She has also represented clients acquiring hundred-million-dollar portfolios out of bankruptcy estates, as well as other multi-site and multi-state purchases and sales. In addition, she assists foreign entities and individuals with setting up optimal tax structures for ownership of residential and commercial property in the U.S.

Clients appreciate Jackie’s attention to detail, respect for their budgets, and commitment to getting the job done. They are also amazed by her ability to bring people together who will benefit from networking with each other. She is well connected in the Central Florida community, currently serving on the Governmental Affairs Committee of CFHLA (Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association). A frequent speaker at high-profile hospitality industry events, she is the immediate past president of CREW-Orlando (Commercial Real Estate Women) and serves on numerous other boards and committees as well.

Beyond her service to clients and community, Jackie enjoys cooking, traveling, and race car driving.

Jackie has worked with many repeat clients, including:

Applebee’s
Bonefish Grill
Brass Tap
Burger King
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Fleming’s Prime Steak House & Wine Bar
IHOP
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
Megastron Development
Outback Steakhouse
Roy’s
Seymour International
Wendy’s
Wing Stop

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