Fried Frank Discusses the New Paycheck Protection Program

On December 27, 2020, the Economic Aid Act (EAA) was signed into law to provide financial relief to small businesses suffering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EAA amends the PPP loan program that was established earlier this year under the CARES Act. As before, the PPP loans will be low-interest, forgivable loans for specified purposes, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on the payroll during the pandemic.

The PPP program established under the CARES Act ended on August 8, 2020. At that time, PPP loans totaling $525 billion had been issued to roughly 5.2 million businesses, … Read more