Paycheck Protection Program to Receive an Additional Influx of Cash
Democrats and Republicans struck a deal with the Administration for “Phase 3.5” of the coronavirus response that will provide additional funding for the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Grants.
The proposal passed the Senate on April 22 and is expected to pass the House as we go to press. In spite of this infusion of cash into the PPP, lawmakers may have to revisit the issue, as the additional funding is estimated to be depleted in a matter of days.
The Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020 will provide an additional $310 billion for the PPP as well as an additional $10 billion for the Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) grants.