PPP Second Round Now Open

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department have launched a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), opening the week of January 11, 2021. This relaunch of the program prioritizes small businesses, authorizing $284.5 billion to be distributed through March 31, 2021, or until the funds are depleted.

What you need to know:

  • Only businesses with 300 or fewer employees AND those that can show at least a 25% reduction in gross revenues from comparable quarters in 2020 and 2019 are eligible.
  • The maximum loan size is 2.5 times the average monthly payroll costs for non-food service businesses, up to $2 million. If this is your first time receiving PPP, the maximum pay-out is $10 million.
  • Small businesses in the Accommodation and Food Services industry can receive Second Draw loans up to 3.5 times their average monthly payroll costs.
  • Borrowers will receive full loan forgiveness if they spend at least 60% of their PPP Second Draw loan on payroll costs over 8 to 24 weeks.

If you have questions about applying for PPP, contact your lender. If you don’t have a lender, find a list of chamber members via our Member Directory.

Read the latest from the SBA here.