As was reported yesterday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department issued a new Interim Final Rule (IFR) that revises two previous IFRs for the Paycheck Protection Program. This latest rule conforms with changes made by the PPP Flexibility Act.

The SBA also issued an updated version of the Standard Forgiveness Application with instructions , which conforms with changes made by the PPP Flexibility Act. 

In addition, the SBA and Treasury also issued a simplified new EZ Forgiveness Application and instructions for PPP borrowers who can demonstrate: 

  1. They qualify to avoid any pay-level-based reduction in loan proceed forgiveness; and
  2. They qualify for either the headcount-based forgiveness reduction safe harbor or the reduced business activity forgiveness reduction safe harbor. 

More importantly, the SBA and Treasury have indicated that borrowers may evaluate their eligibility for the head count and pay level forgiveness reduction avoidance safe harbors as of the date their forgiveness applications are filed. This addresses and favorably resolves the "as of" vs. "no later than" ambiguity.

Note: A detailed explanation of these changes is included in NADA's Lifeline Series Webinar Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020: Impact on the Use and Forgiveness of Loan Proceeds .
SBA released a  new Paycheck Protection Program report , showing PPP loan approvals through June 12th, along with remaining funding for businesses considering a PPP loan. Despite the new Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), it is believed the deadline to apply for a PPP loan remains June 30, 2020.

Key totals:

  • U.S. Loan Count: 4.5 million
  • Approved Dollars: $512.2 billion
  • U.S. Lender Count: 5,457
  • U.S. Average Loan Size: $112,000
  • Kansas Approved Loans: 50,103
  • Kansas Approved Dollars: $4.9 billion
  • PPP Funding Remaining: $129.7 billion
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