PPP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including both First Draw PPP Loans and Second Draw PPP Loans. Appropriate agencies will update information regularly.
Borrowers and lenders may rely on the guidance provided in this document as SBA’s interpretation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (as amended), the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (Economic Aid Act), and of the Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rules (“PPP Interim Final Rules”)(link). The U.S. government will not challenge lender PPP actions that conform to this guidance,1 and the PPP Interim Final Rules and any subsequent rulemaking in effect when the lender’s action is taken.
View the PPP FAQs document for related questions and answers.
The FAQs have been updated to reflect changes made by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act enacted on December 27, 2020. The FAQs are in the process of being revised to reflect changes made by the Interim Final Rule on Revisions to Loan Amount Calculation and Eligibility posted on SBA’s website on March 3, 2021.