This weekend, the Small Business Administration issued the Loan Forgiveness Application for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Also, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a helpful state by state reopening guide. Set forth below is more information and links for each.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application :

The Small Business Administration has released the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan Forgiveness Application . The application provides step-by-step instructions on, and answers some longstanding questions about, how the amount of loan forgiveness – and any applicable reductions – are calculated. Critical points from the document include the definition and calculation of full-time equivalent (“FTE”) employees , the calculation of salary and wage reductions , and the analysis for the PPP safe harbor provision , which excludes employers who hire or rehire employees. The loan application form also includes the documentation a borrower is required to provide to the lender for loan forgiveness purposes. You can find the application: HERE

State Reopening Guide :  

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a comprehensive state reopening guide. It includes state-specific guidance , sector-specific guidance (such as for restaurants, schools, office-based businesses, etc.), small-business-specific guidance (like expert advice on supporting your employees through a crisis), and additional tools and resources (such as a standardized employee screening questionnaire on COVID-19 related issues, and information from CDC and OSHA). You can find the guide: HERE

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