Saturday, May 25, 2024

SBA revises PPP application forms to reflect change in applicant eligibility

The following information comes courtesy the ABA:

The Small Business Administration last night (June 12) released new borrower and lender guaranty application forms for the Paycheck Protection Program to reflect expanded eligibility for applicants with prior felony convictions.

Previously, businesses were ineligible for PPP loans if at least 20% of their equity was owned by someone who had been convicted of a felony in the past five years. Under an interim final rule issued June 12, this prohibition window is reduced to one year for businesses whose owners have been convicted of non-financial felonies. The five-year period remains in place for felonies involving fraud, bribery, embezzlement or false statements on applications for loans or federal assistance.

SBA’s revised lender guaranty and borrower application forms reflect the changes in the interim final rule and should be used for new loan applications going forward.

In other PPP news, SBA announced June 12 that the Capital Access Financial Systems used to submit PPP applications, including E-Tran and SBA Connect, would be offline for maintenance tonight from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Click here to read the interim final rule.

Click here to download the revised borrower application.

Click here to download the revised lender guaranty application.