Originally published on April 14, 2020. Last updated as of January 10, 2021.
This client alert has been updated to reflect the recent changes and updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), scheduled to re-open on January 11, 2021. On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “CAA”), which provides $900 billion in new COVID-19 relief funding, was signed into law. Title III of the CAA, the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act, renews and extends the PPP until March 31, 2021, providing up to $284.45 billion of emergency lending for eligible small businesses, including both an extension of the existing program and up to $2 million of additional funds to any borrowers that received and spent prior PPP loans.
This up-to-date guide summarizes the key terms of the PPP, including with respect to the forgiveness aspect of the program, and addresses various issues and frequently asked questions that Proskauer attorneys have been dealing with.
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Proskauer’s cross-disciplinary, cross-jurisdictional Coronavirus Response Team is focused on supporting and addressing client concerns. We will continue to evaluate the CARES Act, related rules and regulations and any subsequent legislation to provide our clients guidance in real time. Please visit our Coronavirus Resource Center for guidance on risk management measures, practical steps businesses can take and resources to help manage ongoing operations.