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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.

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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.

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SBA Releases Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

On May 15, 2020, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration released the Loan Forgiveness Application for the Paycheck Protection Program. Borrowers are required to complete the application and submit it to their lenders in order to apply for loan forgiveness. This Alert discusses the Loan Forgiveness Application, as well as some clarifications regarding the rules for loan forgiveness contained within the application.

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Prosecution of Reality Television Personality Among First for PPP Fraud

It did not take long. On April 3, 2020, the Small Business Administration began accepting applications for companies to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). By early May, the first criminal charges began to roll in. The most attention-getting of these was filed against Maurice Fayne, better known as “Arkansas Mo” from the VH1 reality television show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”

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SBA Further Clarifies Economic Necessity Certification and Audit Procedures for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On May 13, 2020, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) released Question 46 of the FAQ sheet, which addresses how the SBA will review the need certification required for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

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SBA Extends Safe Harbor Date for Repayment of Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Clarifies Rules for Counting Employees of Foreign and U.S. Affiliates

On May 5, 2020, the Treasury Department released an updated FAQ sheet that extends the safe harbor date to May 14, 2020, for any Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan borrower that determines it does not meet the need certification and repays the loan in full. The same day, the Small Business Administration issued an interim final rule addressing determination of employee headcount and nondiscrimination laws applicable to PPP loan recipients.

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Small Business Administration Opens Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications to Agricultural Businesses

On May 4, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) resumed accepting Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from eligible “agricultural enterprises” with 500 or fewer employees on a limited basis in order to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. This updates our prior Alert.

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