IFA Advocacy

Get the latest information around IFA's advocacy efforts surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we're fighting to ensure you have the support you need after the current situation is over. Here, you'll find what we're doing, how we're doing it, what's expected and how you can help. 

IFA Letter to House Leadership on COVID-19 Relief


Letter urging Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy to work closely with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure the loans are rapidly administered to affected areas.

IFA specifically asks Congress to make clear that franchise owners affiliated with a brand are eligible for the same small business relief as non-franchised small businesses. This letter lays out detailed, recommended policies that can be followed to achieve this objective.

IFA Letter to Senate Leadership on COVID-19 Relief


Request to improve the House-passed bill containing important provisions that benefit small businesses and employees. Specifically, Division C, “The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act,” and Division E, “The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.”  

While H.R. 6201 includes a 100% retroactive tax credit, the construction of the paid leave mandate and refundable tax credit leaves small businesses with a significant and immediate cash flow crisis for the next six to eight critical weeks.