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The Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Paycheck Protection Program through March 31, 2021. Small businesses and nonprofits who have not yet received a PPP loan are eligible for relief. In addition, the hardest-hit small businesses and nonprofits are eligible for a second PPP loan. We know that in these uncertain times, you are eager to support your employees and manage your organization by accessing these forgivable loans.
For information on these and other changes: FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need, Announces Changes to PPP to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief | The White House
Links to apply for a 2nd Draw PPP Loan were sent to all existing Self-Help PPP borrowers on Friday, January 15th. If you are an existing PPP borrower with Self-Help and did not receive your link, please contact us.
Timing is critical as limited funding has been appropriated for PPP loans. If you received your 1st PPP loan from another lender, we strongly encourage you to contact that lender for your 2nd Draw PPP loan—your existing PPP lender should be able to process your 2nd Draw PPP loan most quickly.
As in the previous rounds of PPP, Self-Help expects to focus on assisting nonprofits and small businesses run by women and people of color to obtain a 1st PPP loan or a 2nd Draw PPP loan. We're also focusing the program in areas where we have a credit union branch presence, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, California, Chicago, Milwaukee, and eastern Washington.
To be added to our waiting list:
We cannot guarantee that we will be able to serve you, but you may fill out this form to provide us with your information. In the event we are able to work with you for a PPP loan, we will contact you.
If you have not yet received a 1st PPP loan, or if your existing PPP lender is not offering 2nd Draw PPP loans, you can find a list of PPP lenders on SBA’s website at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/lender-match.
Please see the Tools & Resources below for current information to help you navigate the PPP loan process. Self-Help is monitoring updates from Congress, the Treasury Department and SBA for any changes to the program and will update this page with new information as it becomes available.
How can I make sure all of my PPP loan gets forgiven?
In general, under the current laws and guidance, your PPP loan will be eligible for forgiveness if:
For more detail on the requirements for forgiveness, read our PPP FAQ located in the Tools & Resources box on this page.
When can I apply for forgiveness?
Self-Help is staggering access to our online forgiveness portal, based on the date you received your loan. As we open our portal to loans in your date range, you will receive an email from us with your unique link to access your application, along with step-by-step instructions to help you maximize forgiveness on your PPP loan.
What is the deadline for applying for forgiveness?
You should apply for forgiveness within 10 months of the end of your Covered Period. Your Covered Period is the 8 to 24 week period you choose for use of your PPP loan, and begins the date you receive your PPP funds. If you apply for forgiveness within that timeframe, payments on your PPP loan will be deferred until SBA has processed your forgiveness request. If you do not apply for forgiveness within that timeframe, you must begin making payments on your loan. Self-Help will email your access link to apply for forgiveness in advance of the end of this 10-month window.
How do I apply for forgiveness?
If you received a PPP loan from Self-Help, you will receive an email from our team with instructions on how to access your loan and enter your forgiveness information in our online portal. It is not necessary to download an application from the SBA website and fill it out. You will enter this information in our online portal.
If you did not receive your PPP loan from Self-Help, you cannot apply for forgiveness through Self-Help. You will have to contact your PPP lender and follow their instructions to apply for forgiveness.
What if I still have questions?
Check out our PPP FAQ: PPP forgiveness is complicated! Find detailed answers to common questions in our PPP FAQ located in the Tools & Resources box on this page.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): EIDLs can provide economic relief to businesses and nonprofits that are currently experiencing COVID-19-related difficulties. You can apply directly with the SBA here. Please note
EIDL is a separate program from the PPP.
Businesses and nonprofits can apply for both the EIDL and the PPP, but cannot use the funds from both programs for the same expenses.
Self-Help is not involved in the EIDL program: it is a loan directly from the SBA. We encourage all businesses and nonprofits that are experiencing loss of revenue from COVID-19 to apply for the EIDL directly with the SBA here.
To learn more, please see SBA's EIDL FAQ here.
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