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SBA and Treasury begin mobilization efforts to distribute funds

April 1st, 2020 / By: / COVID-19, 亿博体育app

Following President Trump鈥檚 signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator聽Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin聽today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.

The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The Program will provide much-needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed.

鈥淭his unprecedented public-private partnership is going to assist small businesses with accessing capital quickly. Our goal is to position lenders as the single point-of-contact for small businesses 鈥 the application, loan processing, and disbursement of funds will all be administered at the community level,鈥 said Administrator Carranza. 鈥淪peed is the operative word; applications for the emergency capital can begin as early as this week, with lenders using their own systems and processes to make these loans. We remain committed to supporting our nation鈥檚 more than 30 million small businesses and their employees, so that they can continue to be the fuel for our nation鈥檚 economic engine.鈥

鈥淭his legislation provides small business job retention loans to provide eight weeks of payroll and certain overhead to keep workers employed,鈥 said Secretary Mnuchin. 鈥淭reasury and the Small Business Administration expect to have this program up and running by April 3rd so that businesses can go to a participating SBA 7(a) lender, bank, or credit union, apply for a loan, and be approved on the same day.聽 The loans will be forgiven as long as the funds are used to keep employees on the payroll and for certain other expenses.鈥

The new loan program will help small businesses with their payroll and other business operating expenses. It will provide critical capital to businesses without collateral requirements, personal guarantees, or SBA fees 鈥 all with a 100% guarantee from SBA. All loan payments will be deferred for six months. Most importantly, the SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first eight weeks of payroll costs, rent, utilities, and mortgage interest.

The Paycheck Protection Program is specifically designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed. Visit聽聽for more information on the Paycheck Protection Program.