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Resumption & Clarification of the Paycheck Protection Program

Today, April 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, provided additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established under the CARES Act. This PPP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will be updated on a regular basis. Borrowers and lenders may rely on the guidance provided in this FAQ as SBA’s interpretation of the CARES Act and of the Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rules (“PPP Interim Final Rules”). The U.S. government will not challenge lender PPP actions that conform to this guidance, and to the PPP Interim Final Rules and any subsequent rulemaking in effect at the time.

In addition, please see the statement below regarding resumption of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  There are two facts to stress:

  1. The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27, at 10:30AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.
  2. When the door opens for new applications, applications already in the hopper will be processed first

SBA ADMINISTRATION NEWS RELEASE PRESS OFFICE

Release Date: April 24, 2020
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Press_Office@sba.gov, (202) 205-7036
Release Number: 20-34
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Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Resumption of the Paycheck Protection Program 

WASHINGTON – Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the resumption of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP):

“We are pleased that President Trump has signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provides critical additional funding for American workers and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  We want to thank Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McCarthy for working with us on a bipartisan basis to ensure that the Paycheck Protection Program is funded so that small businesses can keep hardworking Americans on the payroll.

“The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.  This will ensure that SBA has properly coded the system to account for changes made by the legislation.

“The PPP has supported more than 1.66 million small businesses and protected over 30 million jobs for hardworking Americans.  With the additional funds appropriated by Congress, tens of millions of additional workers will benefit from this critical relief.

“We encourage all approved lenders to process loan applications previously submitted by eligible borrowers and disburse funds expeditiously.  All eligible borrowers who need these funds should work with an approved lender to apply.  Borrowers should carefully review PPP regulations and guidance and the certifications required to obtain a loan.

“The Trump Administration is fully committed to ensuring that America’s workers and small businesses continue to get the resources they need to get through this challenging time.”

For more information on the Paycheck Protection Program, visit: sba.gov/paycheckprotection

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Bill Briggs
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access
U.S. Small Business Administration
Cell (202) 412-7016
William.Briggs@sba.gov

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