REOPENED PPP, EIDL, and Other Help for Small Businesses
With the passage of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act the SBA has reopened the original Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan on January 11. If you already received the first PPP loan, and have spent it all on qualifying expenses, you can apply for the PPP round 2.
Requirements for the PPP Round 2
"The brand new “Second Draw” program is for small businesses, non-profits, sole proprietors, and independent contractors who have exhausted their initial PPP loan. The program will make new loans through March 31, 2021 or until the new funding is exhausted.
Eligibility: You are eligible for a second draw loan if you have exhausted your first PPP loan and
- you have no more than 300 employees, and
- you have experienced a greater than 25% reduction in gross receipts during the first, second, third, or fourth quarter in 2020 relative to the same quarter in 2019.
Entities with significant ties to China are ineligible for a second draw loan.
Loan Amount: The maximum loan amount is the average monthly payroll costs for the entity during the 12 months prior to the loan or, at the election of the borrower, 2019 multiplied by 2.5 (or 3.5 for employers in the accommodation and food service industry).
Seasonal employers utilize average monthly payroll costs for a 12-week period between February 15, 2019 and February 15, 2020.
A loan may not exceed $2 million." Read more from the US Chamber of Commerce here.