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Will there be additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?

Will there be additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?

Members of the Senate began nearing a deal on Sunday that would bring an additional $370 billion into loan programs for small businesses.  Talks were sparked after the initial $349 billion ran out of money on Thursday.

Of this amount, $310 billion will be allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Within that $310 billion, $60 billion of this amount is specifically being earmarked for rural and minority groups.  An additional $60 billion will be directed to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which offers loans for small businesses and is administered by the SBA.

This $370 billion package is not expected to provide assistance to state and local governments.  Current discussions are suggesting that this will be considered in separate and/or future legislation.

The legislation in the works regarding the $370 billion could include add-ons for funding of hospitals and enhanced Coronavirus testing, with additional funding of $75 billion and $25 billion respectively for each.

For questions on the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses, check out our resource center.

 

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