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The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications at 9:30 am CDT, Monday, April 27 from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.  SBA has updated  FAQs for the program and provided specifics  on calculating maximum loan amounts by business type.

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  • Summary of Program: The SBA PPP is a new federal $350 billion loan program administered by the SBA that provides loans up to 2.5 months' worth of payroll cost up to $10 million for small businesses, self-employed people, sole proprietors, independent contractors and gig workers to maintain payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. If the loans are used for eligible uses and employers maintain payroll for eight weeks after the loans are dispersed the loan will be forgiven.
  • Why this might make sense for you: If a self-employed person needs compensation or a business or nonprofit needs funds for employee compensation, including: salaries, wages, commissions, or similar compensation; cash tips or equivalents; vacation, parental, family, medical, or sick leave; payment required for providing group health care benefits (including insurance premiums); payment of retirement benefits; and payroll taxes. Funding may also be used for payment of interest on mortgage obligations, rent, utilities, and interest on pre-existing debt obligations. At least 75% of the funds must be used for payroll for the loan to be forgiven 100%. Unforgiven portions of the loan will have 1% be deferred 12 months and have a terms up to 10 years.
  • How to Apply. You will apply directly with a local lender. We advise you start with your existing lender as they may already be participating in the program or can refer to a participating lender. You can also find a lender here.


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