The Treasury Department has released guidance, information and the borrower application for the Paycheck Protection Program and has indicated April 3 as the date that applications will be available for processing.  Please click here for the Treasury Fact Sheet and Click Here for the Loan Application recently released by the Treasury.

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as:

The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and
utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and employee and compensation levels are maintained. 

Payroll costs are capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee. Due to likely high subscription, it is anticipated that not more than 25% of the forgiven amount may be for non-payroll costs.

Loan payments will be deferred for 6 months.

When can I apply?

Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and
receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA

Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can
apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through
existing SBA lenders.

Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans as soon as they are
approved and enrolled in the program.

Who can apply?

All businesses – including nonprofits, veterans organizations, Tribal business concerns, sole proprietorships, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors – with 500 or fewer employees can apply. Businesses in certain industries can have more than 500 employees if they meet applicable SBA employee-based size standards for those industries (click HERE for additional detail).

For this program, the SBA’s affiliation standards are waived for small businesses (1) in the hotel and food services industries (click HERE for NAICS code 72 to confirm); or (2) that are franchises in the SBA’s Franchise Directory (click HERE to check); or (3) that receive financial assistance from small business investment companies licensed by the SBA.

What do I need to apply?

You will need to complete the Paycheck Protection Program loan application and submit the application with the required documentation to an approved lender that is available to process your application by June 30, 2020. Click HERE for the application.

We are happy to discuss any questions or comments you may have. Our team is working and available to review with you. Please contact our office at . We have a dedicated team working to respond to your questions as quickly as possible.

We are in this together,

Brinker Simpson & Company, LLC
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