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Paycheck Protection Program Available as of January 11, 2021

News Alert: Paycheck Protection Program Available as of January 11, 2021
 
SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, opened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 am ET. The PPP loan portal system will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries.
 
Loan Details
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
 
SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses.
 
  • PPP loans have an interest rate of 1%.
  • Loans issued prior to June 5 have a maturity of 2 years. Loans issued after June 5 have a maturity of 5 years.
  • Loan payments will be deferred for borrowers who apply for loan forgiveness until SBA remits the borrower's loan forgiveness amount to the lender. If a borrower does not apply for loan forgiveness, payments are deferred 10 months after the end of the covered period for the borrower’s loan forgiveness (either 8 weeks or 24 weeks).
  • No collateral or personal guarantees are required.
  • Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.
 
How To Apply
You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. 
If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download the following PPP borrower application forms to see the information that will be requested from you when you apply with a lender:
 
Supplemental Materials
 
Affiliation Rules
 
Additional information about the PPP and to access an application can be found on sba.gov.
 
 
PPP Background
The $900 Economic Stimulus Program signed into law two weeks ago includes a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that are now available for certain small businesses. 
 
The PPP is administered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and is designed to support employers’ ability to maintain their employees and meet certain on-going expenses. As with the first round of PPP, the SBA will forgive the loan if all employee retention and allowed operating expense requirements are met.
 
The loans themselves have an interest rate of one percent (1%) and mature in two-years or five-years. 
 
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
 
SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. No collateral or personal guarantees are required, and no small business fees will be charged by the federal government or lenders.
 
Applications can be made through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating.