Paycheck Protection Program Information & FAQs



The Paycheck Protection Program ( PPP ) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms will be the same for everyone. 

The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as: 

  • The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and 
  • Employee and compensation levels are maintained. 

Payroll costs are capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee. Due to likely high subscription, it is anticipated that not more than 25% of the forgiven amount may be for non-payroll costs. 

Loan payments will be deferred for 6 months. 

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