Small Business Administration Publishes Interim Final Rules for First Draw and Second Draw PPP Loans

Last week, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) issued two interim final rules incorporating changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) prescribed by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, Pub. L. 116-260 (the “Economic Aid Act”). The Act extended the authority to make PPP loans to first and second-time PPP borrowers through March 31, 2021, and changed certain PPP requirements, including establishing additional eligibility criteria for applicants seeking a second PPP loan.

One of the interim final rules governs new PPP loans made under the Economic Aid Act and pending loan forgiveness applications for existing PPP loans (the “First IFR”). The other interim final rule governs second draw PPP loans (the “Second IFR”). This alert will focus on some of the key provisions of these interim final rules.

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