SBA Issues Guidance and New Application Form for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

April 3, 2020

Michele Wales, CPA
Kaylyn Varnum, CPA
Mike Lee, CPA
Mike Batts, CPA

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On the evening of April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an “interim final rule,” which provides guidance related to loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP was enacted as part of the CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020.

Our Nonprofit Special Alert, which is available on our website at, entitled “CARES Act Signed into Law – Contains Massive Relief and Stimulus Provisions for Nonprofits” contains a more comprehensive explanation of the PPP loan program and will be updated today to reflect this new guidance.

This Special Alert focuses on the most significant elements of the interim rule (referred to below as the SBA guidelines), including clarifications or shifts from earlier common understandings of the PPP.

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