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America's Recovery Fund Coalition

The America’s Recovery Fund Coalition, an alliance of more than 60 trade associations and business organizations advocating for additional economic support in the form of a grant-based federal assistance program, formed on May 4, 2020. ICSC is joined in the Coalition by members spanning 30 business sectors and employing 45 percent of the nation’s workforce – more than 58 million workers. Read more here. 

Learn more about the America's Recovery Fund Coalition here.

ICSC's Next Steps on Capitol Hill

Read an overview of the government relief ICSC is seeking on behalf of our member network here.  

Letters to the U.S. Government

View ICSC’s recommendations to the Federal Reserve on improving the Main Street Lending Program here.

View ICSC’s comments to the Federal Reserve on the recently announced $600 Billion Main Street Lending Program, here.

View joint letter to the Administration and Congressional leaders from a coalition of business associations, including ICSC, here.

View ICSC’s letter to the Secretary of Treasury and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System here.

View ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee’s letter to the Administration and the full Congress here.

Thank You to ICSC Members for Urging Congressional Support can be found here. 

State and Local Letters

View an example of ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee’s letter that was sent to each Governor here.

View ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee’s letter to the National Governors Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors here.

Letters to the Canadian Government 

View ICSC’s letter to Canada’s Prime Minister and Federal Ministers here.

View ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee’s letter to the National Governors Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors here

ICSC in the media

Tom McGee, ICSC President & CEO, is quoted in the Associated Press article 'National economies under duress; a plea for help from retail', saying "if we haven’t stabilized the [retail] industry, there isn’t going to be an economic recovery" Read the article here

Listen to ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee on Bloomberg Radio discussing business interruption relief requirements. 

NBC News' article quotes Tom McGee, CEO of ICSC saying "If you want to save the U.S. economy, you need to focus on the retail industry. It's foundational to the economy and foundational to the community." Read the story in full here. 

Watch ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee on Fox Business discuss how the federal government needs to provide monetary aid to the retail industry. 

Watch ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee discusses the coronavirus stimulus bill and the impact on retailers across the country on CheddarLive.

Watch ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee on CNBC's “Squawk on the Street” discussing small business protection amid the coronavirus pandemic stifling the U.S. economy.

Listen to ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee on Bloomberg Radio urging U.S. Administration for relief for industry.

Watch ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee call for urgent and broad-based U.S. government action to save U.S. economy and American jobs on Yahoo Finance.

Watch ICSC President & CEO Tom McGee on Bloomberg TV (March 18) discussing the impact on the industry and urging U.S. Administration for relief.

Messages to ICSC Members

View the latest communications ICSC has sent out to its members in response to COVID-19. 

- COVID-19 Recovery Fund Commercial Announcement (May 10, 2020) 

- America's Recovery Fund Coalition Announcement (May 4, 2020) 

- Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program Update (April 30, 2020) 

- Events Update (April 22, 2020) 

Public Policy Funding Update (April 16, 2020)

Recovery Fund Act Announcement (March 31, 2020)

- Policy Update: CARES Act (March 23, 2020)

- Thank You to ICSC Members for Urging Congressional Support (March 19, 2020)

- ICSC’s CEO’s Letter to the U.S. Administration (March 18, 2020)

- ICSC’s CEO’s and Vice Chairman’s Letter to the Canadian Administration (March 18, 2020)

- COVID-19 RECon Suspension (March 13, 2020)

- Events Update (March 11, 2020)

- RECon Update (March 6, 2020)