Our team has been researching around the clock to keep you up to date on the latest details regarding the COVID-19 crisis. What we currently know is that the CARES Act that includes the Paycheck Protection Program (SBA Loans) has been signed by the President, but the banks are still waiting guidance from the SBA. We have spoken with numerous bankers, and although they do not know the specifics of what will be required for the loan application, they have suggested to us that you start gathering the following information. It is imperative that you have this to us as soon as possible. $350 billion has been set aside for this program, but those funds will move quickly because everyone in the country will be applying. As far as we know, loans will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. There may be additional items they will require or the items below may change, but as of today, this is what they think will be required. Please call us at 251-343-1012 with any questions you have so we can have you at the front of the line with your bank.
A summary of the loan program is below. Let us know how we can best serve you.
Maximum Loan Amount During the covered period, with respect to a covered loan, the maximum loan amount shall be the lesser of the average monthly payroll costs incurred during the 1-year period before the date on which the loan is made times 2.5 or $10,000,000, whichever is less.
Loan Maturity Maximum of 10 years from the date on which the borrower applies for loan forgiveness under that section. Covered Loans will be required to be deferred for 6 months to a maximum 12 months
Fees: All SBA Guaranty Fees normally applicable to the 7a loan will be waived
Certification As a condition of receiving a loan under this section, a borrower shall certify under terms acceptable to the Secretary that the borrower— (1) does not have an application pending for a loan under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) for the same purpose; and (2) has not received such a loan during the period beginning on February 15, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2020.
Loan Forgiveness Borrowers are eligible for loan forgiveness equal to the amount spent by the borrower during an eight-week period after the origination date of the loan on the following items: payroll costs; interest payment on any mortgage note incurred prior to February 15, 2020; payment of rent on any lease in force prior to February 15, 2020; and payment on any utility for which service began before February 15, 2020.