Announcement

February 24, 2021


SBA Announces Paycheck Protection Program Changes

Dear EA Clients,

Monday, February 22nd, President Biden announced several administrative changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Specifically, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am ET, SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This will give lenders and community partners more time to work with the smallest businesses to submit their applications.

Here are some other key highlights:

  • Allows sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals to receive more financial support by revising the PPP’s funding formula for these categories of applicants.

  • Eliminates an exclusionary restriction on PPP access for small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions, consistent with a bipartisan congressional proposal.

  • Eliminates PPP access restrictions on small business owners who have struggled to make federal student loan payments by eliminating federal student loan debt delinquency and default as disqualifiers to participating in the PPP.

  • Ensures access for non-citizen small business owners who are lawful U.S. residents by clarifying that they may use Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to apply for the PPP.

Additional info can be found at https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources


Sincerely,

The Employer Advantage Team