• Small Business Provisions in the COVID Relief Bill SMALL BUSINESS – $325 BILLION

    December 29, 2020
    • Requires SBA to carry out the small business provisions of the legislation “no later than 10 days” after the bill becomes law.
    • $284 billion for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    • Extends PPP through March 31, 2021
    • Provides second PPP forgivable loan for small businesses/non-profits w/300 or fewer employees that can demonstrate a loss of 25% of gross receipts in any quarter during 2020 when compared to same quarter in 2019
    • Dedicated $15 billion set-aside for community lending institutions to increase access for minority-owned and underserved small businesses/non-profits.
    • Expands PPP eligibility to local newspapers, hospitals, housing cooperatives, and 501(c)(6) non-profits.
    • Restaurants and hospitality industries eligible to receive larger awards of 3.5 times average total monthly payroll rather than 2.5 times.
    • Adds personal protective equipment (PPE), costs associated w/outdoor dining, and supplier costs as eligible/forgivable expenses
    • Simplifies forgiveness process for loans under $150,000
    • $20 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Grant Program
    • Small businesses/non-profits in low-income communities are eligible for $10,000 grants. If any of these entities previously received an EIDL Advance, they’re now eligible to receive the full $10,000.
    • $15 billion shuttered venue operators (Save Our Stages bill)
    • Grants of up to $10 million to live venues, independent movie theaters, etc.
    • Grants can cover expenses like payroll costs, rent, utilities, and PPE.
    • Two priority periods for hardest hit entities to have program access, and reserve fund made for the rest.
    • $2 billion set-aside for entities w/fewer than 50 employees.
    • Program authorized to make supplemental grants equal to 50% of initial grant.
    • $3.5 billion for extended SBA Debt relief payments
    • Funds allow continuation of debt relief payments of principal and interest (P&I) on small business loans guaranteed by the SBA under the 7(a), 504, and microloan programs.
    • All borrowers w/qualifying loans approved by SBA prior to CARES Act will get 3 months of additional P&I starting February 2021.
    • Payments will be capped at $9,000 per borrower per month going forward.
    • Borrowers considered underserved will receive an additional 5 months of P&I payments.
    • $2 billion for enhancements of SBA lending programs
    • Funds to enhance SBA core programs like 7(a), Community Advantage, 504, and the Microloan program, to make them more affordable and useful for small businesses.
    • $57 million also provided for SBA Microloan Program to provide technical assistance and leverage about $64 million in microloans for minority-owned and other underserved small businesses.
     
    CLICK HERE to download Summary of all Coronavirus Relief Provisions
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