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PPP Selected Program Highlights

Prudential has partnered with ACAP + Loansource for the 2nd round of the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”). Prudential Bank will refer loans through its website to ACAP + Loansource who will then process, underwrite, close, fund, service, and process forgiveness on the respective loans. Please be aware that the below is a summary and not the complete program guide.

To be eligible for a first-draw PPP loan:

  • Your business has less than 500 full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees.
  • Your business was operational before February 15, 2020, and remains operational.

To be eligible for a second-draw PPP loan:

Businesses eligible for first- and second-draw PPP loans include:

  • Sole proprietors
  • Independent contractors
  • Self-employed individuals
  • Certain non-profits (the new bill has expanded eligible businesses to include certain 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations)
  • Seasonal employers: the new bill has clarified the definition of these to be businesses that operate no more than seven months within a year or earn no more than a third of gross receipts within a six-month period
  • Faith-based organizations that have less than 150 employees
  • Housing cooperatives that employ less than 300 people

Here’s PPP under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 at-a-glance:

  • $284 billion has been allocated to PPP (including $138 billion of unspent loans from the first round that were reinvested) and the program has been extended to March 31, 2021
  • Second-draw loans are available for businesses with under 300 employees
  • Businesses eligible for PPP loans has been expanded
  • Loan limitations have been expanded for certain businesses
  • Forgiveness for loans under $150K have a new, simplified one-page application
    • While expenses eligible for forgiveness still require a 60/40 split of payroll costs/other eligible expenses, group health insurance benefits are now included in payroll costs (and these entail life insurance, disability benefits, vision, and dental insurance)
  • Eligible expenses for forgiveness have been expanded (for first-draw loans that have not yet been forgiven and for second-draw loans)
  • Borrowers are allowed to choose a covered period that is any period of time between eight and 24 weeks
  • PPP funding includes dedicated set-asides for community lenders (CDFIs and MDIs) and business that operate in low-income areas
  • A clarification has been made indicating that interest rates on PPP loans are non-compounding and non-adjustable
  • A clarification has been made indicating that forgiven PPP loans are not taxable and forgiven expenses are tax-deductible

First-draw PPP loan limitations:

The maximum amount a business that has not yet received a PPP loan can borrow is the lesser of:

  • 5 times the average monthly payroll costs and healthcare costs
  • $10 million

There may be exceptions to these limits for restaurants and other hospitality businesses.

Second-draw PPP loan limitations:

Any business that is applying for a second draw will be subject to more stringent limitations. The maximum second PPP loan amount is the lesser of:

  • 5 times the average monthly payroll costs and healthcare costs in the year prior to when the loan was received or within the calendar year
  • 5 times the average monthly payroll costs and healthcare costs in the year prior to when the loan was received or within the calendar year for any business that is classified under Code 72 by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). (This is a list of hospitality and entertainment businesses like restaurants, hotels, and casinos; click the link to get the full list.)
  • $2 million

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