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Paycheck Protection Program 2021

The SBA reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers with enhanced guidelines.

If you are interested in this new opportunity for PPP funds, we encourage you to prepare for the various loans and programs for which you are eligible. We will provide guidance on how to apply for these programs through Citizens’ PPP Webpage. The program did have multiple changes last year and we will publish the up-to-date standard operating procedures as they become available. We have the current applications and requirements needed on the documentation checklist.

A high level summary of changes to the PPP Program:

1.    The SBA reopened the “First Draw” PPP program with more funding. This is only open to borrowers that did not receive an initial PPP loan in 2020.
2.    SBA has created and opened a “Second Draw” PPP program. This program has slightly different rules than “First Draw” PPP loans. It is targeted to borrowers that had a gross revenue reduction of 25% or greater in any quarter in 2020 versus the same quarter of 2019.
3.    Self-employed farmers may calculate their loan amount using gross farm income instead of net income on their Schedule F up to $100,000.00.
4.    There will be a simplified forgiveness for loans less than $150,000.00. There is also an expansion of eligible expenses for which a client can use the PPP funds.

We look forward in helping you process your completed PPP application in a timely manner! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 800-549-0194.

Citizens Bank Minnesota Lending Team

CARES Act Loans Program Update

Citizens Bank Minnesota continues to process Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for those businesses that qualify and have not yet taken advantage of the program. So far Citizens has helped over 250 businesses with PPP loans to help their employees. Click HERE to visit our website for additional information on applying.

Also, the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) has re-opened, with funds currently available only to agriculture businesses with 500 employees or less.

Those interested may apply for a loan of up to $2 million, and at the end of the application form, applicants can request an advance of up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee). The advance will be provided just days after the application has been submitted. The advance amount received doesn’t have to be repaid, even if you ultimately don’t qualify or decide to withdraw your EIDL application.

One important note is the amount of any EIDL advance received will be subtracted from the forgivable portion of PPP funds provided to the same applicant.
Unlike applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which requires applicants to work with their lender, clients must directly apply for an EIDL through the SBA.To learn more or apply for an EIDL, visit the SBA website at: sba.gov/disaster .

CARES Act – SBA Loan Assistance Information

**Please Note: The PPP application was updated late on 4-2-20. The updated link to the application, as well as an updated documentation link is listed below.

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. The CARES Act Loan Guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of the SBA.

How can we help?

Paycheck Protection Program

Citizens Bank Minnesota will be processing and approving your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications. To be efficient, we will be accepting applications and documentation HERE.

Important Links:

**PPP Application – There were changes made to the application on 4-2-20. Updated link is listed below.

Application

Documentation List – If you have submitted these items to Citizens Bank Minnesota previously, we will provide them for you. If you have not submitted them to Citizens Bank Minnesota, they are required to complete the application.

Calculator

Regulations for the Payroll Protection Program

All PPP forms available HERE.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Grant

To apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Emergency Economic Injury Grant, the application can be found at: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/ (This application does NOT go through Citizens Bank Minnesota.)

Here is a list of documents that you will need to provide to complete the application:

If you would like, we can send you the documents in a secure email.
For the fastest help with the application, watch the training, download the slide deck, or access these step-by-step instructions.

Let us know if you have any questions – we are here for you!
Citizens Bank Minnesota Lending Team

Questions? Please give us a call at 800-549-0194.

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