On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), in consultation with the Department of Treasury, announced the re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to first-time borrowers and certain existing borrowers. Through a series of Interim Final Rules (each, an “Interim Rule”), the SBA provided guidance on the expanded PPP as enacted by

The Federal Reserve recently expanded its Main Street Lending Program (the “Program”) to three separate loan facilities:  the Main Street New Loan Facility, the Main Street Priority Loan Facility and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (each, a “MSLP Facility” and collectively, the “MSLP Facilities”).  The MSLP Facilities are aimed at providing up to $600

On June 5, 2020, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Act”), a bipartisan measure aimed at providing additional flexibility and extended relief to small business borrowers under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Below is a summary of the key provisions of the Act, highlighting material deviations from those terms

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (the “Application”) and instructions (the “Instructions”), which, together with applicable rules, will govern loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).  Despite varying predictions, and with only limited exception, the Application and Instructions are generally consistent with

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has further updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), to extend the repayment date for purposes of the safe harbor set forth in prior SBA guidance.

As we have discussed in previous alerts, in submitting a PPP application, borrowers must carefully review and