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SBA Paycheck Protection Program - 2021

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March 30 Update

Coronavirus Assistance Program for Small Businesses Extended

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was set to expire March 31, has been extended until May 31, 2021. The PPP Extension Act of 2021, approved by both the House of Representatives and Senate, was signed by President Biden today..

The extension includes no additional program funding so it’s likely the estimated remaining $78B may be depleted by mid to late April. We suggest applying early if you plan to do so.

 

First Community Bank will continue to accept first draw and second draw loan applications for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible borrowers who meet the loan terms may have their loans forgiven.

 

For questions or to apply, connect with a commercial banker.

 


 

March 19 Update

Paycheck Protection Program Slated to End This Month

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is still making emergency loans to businesses affected by COVID-19. With the program set to expire March 31, 2021, we encourage you to apply for a first draw or second draw loan if you plan to do so.

Unless the program is extended by Congress, First Community Bank will stop accepting applications on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, to allow time for loan processing.

 

While the U.S. House has passed legislation to extend the program through May 31, 2021, as of this notice publication, the extension has not passed the Senate or been signed into law. Unless that occurs, we will abide by the program’s original expiration date. Updates will be posted here if the time frame is extended.

 

Visit the SBA’s webpage for the latest updates about the program’s status. For questions or to apply, connect with a commercial banker.

 


 

March 10 Update

New Applications Simplify First Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

The SBA released new forgiveness applications for first draw PPP borrowers on March 5. The good news is that the new applications are easier for borrowers. Now loans of $150,000 or less require fewer calculations and no documentation.

The updated applications are available in our forgiveness platform and include any data saved in a previous application. To view or restart your updated application, just log in to the forgiveness platform using the authorized signer’s email, business TIN, and personal SSN.

 

We encourage you to apply for loan forgiveness as soon as possible. When your application is complete and ready to be submitted to the SBA, please select “Submit for Review” at the end of the application.

 

Please contact your banker with any questions.

 


 

February 24 Update

Paycheck Protection Program Funds Still Available

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is still open to American businesses affected by COVID-19. Of the allotted $284 billion in program funds, about half — $142 billion — is still available. The program is slated to end on March 31.

Due to upcoming changes in the application portal, First Community Bank is pausing processing of new PPP loan applications for businesses with more than 20 employees for two weeks, beginning February 24.

 

For questions or to apply, connect with a commercial banker.

 


 

January 25 Update

SBA Continuing to Accept PPP Loan Applications

Since the SBA opened their application portal last week, allowing us to submit our customers’ completed applications, we have had the privilege of helping more than 300 local business owners apply for a PPP loan.

While we have been working hard each day and continue to do so, we stand ready to help even more local businesses secure these much-needed funds.

  • Repeat PPP loan customers can submit their application in the FCB portal now and we will process and submit it to the SBA.

Sign in to the First Community PPP Portal - be sure you have your loan number, email address, tax ID number and social security number

  • New PPP loan customers should reach out to their local banker to get started.

Find your local First Community banker.

 


 

January 19 Update
New SBA Loan Requirement – Revenue Reduction

On January 19, 2021, the SBA announced a new requirement relating to the documentation borrowers must provide to demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in revenue.

Applicants with loan amounts greater than $150,000 will be required to sign and date—thereby attesting the accuracy of the information provided within—the first page of financial statements and initial all other pages of the documents provided to the SBA to validate their having at least a 25% reduction in revenues.

Below is a link supplied by the SBA that provides instructions on how to calculate revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts along with how to document your request.

How to Calculate Revenue Reduction and Maximum Loan Amounts Including What Documentation to Provide (1.19.2021).pdf

 


 

Things to Keep in Mind

  • There will be no immediate or real-time loan decisions. For this round, the SBA may take up to two days to provide a loan decision.
  • At the direction of the SBA, borrowers must meet certain eligibility requirements, certify their necessity for PPP funding and provide documentation in support of the assertion that they have experienced at least a 25% reduction in revenue.
    • For loans greater than $150,000, this documentation must be signed and dated in accordance with the requirement released on January 19, 2021 and provided with the loan application.
    • For loans less than or equal to $150,000, this documentation will need to be provided during the forgiveness application process.
    • Please see the SBA documents below for more information

SBA Guidance for Next Round of PPP

First Draw Loan Information

Second Draw Loan Information

 

Future Updates
We will update this page again when new information becomes available. If you have any questions in the meantime or if there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to reach out to your First Community banker. 

 

 

Thank you for making our bank your bank. 

We care deeply about you and your business. As we navigate these unusual times together, we're here to be a reliable source of information and to guide you through the PPP application process. Due to eligibility limitations and overall levels of Congressional appropriation, we can't guarantee that the SBA will be able to approve everyone's application, but you can count on us to help however we can. We're here for you.