Economic Aid Act Brings Further Changes to Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness Time Frames

On January 19, 2021, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule discussing changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness requirements and loan review process as amended by the Economic Aid Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. The interim final rule discusses a variety of topics, primarily summarizing changes made to the PPP loan forgiveness requirements and loan review process and restating the regulations issued pursuant to the CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

To read the full text of this Alert, which discusses the key takeaways from the interim final rule and provides a list of the changes that will affect both PPP borrowers and PPP lenders following passage of the Economic Aid Act, please visit the firm website.

SBA Releases Rules on PPP Loans in Connection with December 2020 COVID-19 Relief Bill

On January 6, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new interim final rule in connection with the December 2020 omnibus spending bill (the December relief bill) that contained, among other items, significant revisions and additions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and previously amended by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPP Flexibility Act).

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, please visit the firm website.

Small Business Administration Releases New FAQ on Loan Forgiveness Review

On December 9, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) added Question 53 to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document. The new question provides further insight into the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness review process, especially for borrowers with PPP loans of at least $2 million and new Forms 3509 and 3510, and expands on the good-faith certification discussed in Question 46.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, which summarizes the key points from the update to the FAQs, please visit the firm website.

Small Business Administration Releases New Interim Final Rule on PPP Loan Forgiveness

On October 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new interim final rule detailing additional revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process and loan review procedures. In addition, the SBA released Question 52 to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on October 7, 2020, which addresses the deferral period for borrower payments of principal, interest and fees.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, which summarizes the key points from the interim final rule and the update to the FAQs, please visit the firm website.

Small Business Administration Releases Procedural Notice for Businesses Undergoing Changes in Ownership

On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a procedural notice that details the steps that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan borrowers and lenders must take when a borrower is engaging in a transaction in which a change in ownership will occur.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, which summarizes the key points from the notice and the actions that a PPP loan borrower should take (and a purchaser or investor should ensure the borrower takes) in an M&A transaction, please visit the firm website.

Small Business Administration Releases Guidance on the Appeals Process for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On August 11, 2020, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule that details the appeals process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan borrowers for SBA loan review decisions regarding eligibility and/or forgiveness of a PPP loan. The interim final rule builds upon prior guidance released by the SBA on the review process for lenders and the SBA of PPP loans.

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Small Business Administration Releases Revised Eligibility Rules for Paycheck Protection Program

On June 24, 2020, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration released an interim final rule updating eligibility criteria for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans made under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

The June 24 interim final rule loosens the eligibility criteria that applied to owners of 20 percent or more of a PPP loan borrower’s equity, specifically concerning the criminal histories of such owners. In addition, the June 24 interim final rule confirms certain other eligibility criteria that will remain in place.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, please visit the firm website.

Small Business Administration Releases Rules Following Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

On June 11, 2020, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new interim final rule, which revises the earlier interim final rule released on April 2, 2020, and incorporates revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act signed into law on June 5, 2020.

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Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act passed by U.S. House of Representatives

The new Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010), which focuses on small businesses and restaurants in particular, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

The bipartisan Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,was introduced last week by Reps. Dean Phillips, D-Minnesota and Chip Roy, R-Texas, and is designed to extend the 8-week period under which loan recipients could spend PPP money to 24 weeks while helping correct other provisions that would provide more flexibility to small businesses in the hospitality realm.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

SBA Releases New Interim Final Rule on Review Procedures and Borrower and Lender Responsibilities for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On May 22, 2020, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new interim final rule on the SBA’s process for reviewing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The May 22 interim final rule sets forth procedures relevant to both PPP loan borrowers and lenders in the context of review and audits of PPP loans.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, please visit the firm website.