Posts Categorized: COVID-19

New Financial Relief for Nonprofits

August 4, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

New financial relief is available to nonprofits thanks to the Federal Reserve. As a result of the CARES Act, the Fed created the Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) to provide support to small and medium-sized businesses to offset financial devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, it was not available to nonprofits. However, on …

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SBA Releases Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and EZ Application

July 1, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Congress, COVID-19, Economic growth, Non-profits, Nonprofits

The Small Business Administration (SBA) released a revised, borrower-friendly PPP loan forgiveness application. The revised application implements the changes found in the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020. For more information about these changes, please see our blog post on the PPP Flexibility Act. In addition to the revised, full forgiveness application, the SBA also released …

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PPP Flexibility Act Eases Restrictions

June 9, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits

On June 5, 2020, the President signed the PPP Flexibility Act into law, easing restrictions imposed by the CARES Act and the Small Business Administration (SBA). The CARES Act created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP assists small businesses, including nonprofits, with maintaining their payroll by providing forgivable loans. The details of the original …

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SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

May 18, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits

On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released its PPP loan forgiveness application and instructions providing guidance to PPP loan borrowers. The welcome instructions come more than six weeks after PPP loan applications were first accepted. The guidance strays from the original legislation (the CARES Act) in some parts and clarifies some of …

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Nonprofits Struggle with PPP Loans

May 13, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits

Nonprofits have been struggling to successfully apply for PPP Loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPP is the government program that provides forgivable loans to small businesses that keep their employees. Whatever the reasons, nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees are encouraged to apply. As of this writing, $125 billion remains to be distributed. …

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PPP Loan Uncertainty

May 5, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Crisis, Non-profits, Nonprofits

In the wake of the chaos of applying for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), borrowers are now uncertain if they even qualify for the PPP loan they have already received. The Small Business Association (SBA) released an updated FAQ with guidance that should make borrowers think harder about the required certification they …

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