Paycheck Protection Program

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Matrix Summary Chart - updated January 19

January 20
SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has recently released additional PPP guidance and resources:  

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Tuesday, January 19
SBA Guidance opens today for all banks Wednesday, January 13
The Small Business Administration just announced that it will reopen the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets at 9 a.m. (Eastern time) this Friday, Jan. 15. The SBA also said:
  • The portal will fully open to all participating PPP lenders on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
  • The reopening applies to both first- and second-draw applications.
  • The SBA plans to have dedicated service hours for smaller lenders after the portal fully reopens.
Earlier this week, the SBA granted dedicated PPP access to certain community financial institutions defined in the Economic Aid Act.
The SBA has also released resources for the next round of PPP lending, including instructions for accessing the updated lender portal, new application forms for first- and second-draw loans, and procedural notices on approved lender status and reimbursing lenders for EIDL advances deducted from forgiveness amounts.
Additional PPP resources are available here:

Below is a link to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade web page URL you can refer businesses to for PPP 3 assistance and other business relief programs.
COVID-19 Business and Nonprofit Resources | Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
On this page is the hotline info for SBDC and MBO consultants.  They can take calls from small businesses and help them prep business financials and records to get ready to apply to PPP.   
The Small Business Navigator can direct you to resources and answer questions about COVID-19 specific funding. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Hotline: (303) 860-5881

Sunday, January 11
Tonight the SBA has finally released the technical information lenders need to access the updated PPP loan portal system. As a reminder, the portal opens tomorrow only for "community financial institutions" which are defined by the CARES Act to mean CDFIs, MDIs, Certified Development Companies, and Microloan Intermediaries.

Tonight's release includes two presentations for accessing the updated loan portal system. CFI lenders will be able to submit First Draw loans to SBA either via an Application Programming Interface (API) tool or entry of application data via web screen method. The first presentation contains information regarding API technical information. The second presentation is the SBA Paycheck Protection Platform Lender Instructions -- Origination Systems User Guide.
CFI Lenders may use the SBA PPP Lender Hotline at 833-572-0502 and find more PPP Platform Resources at:
Read the new Paycheck Protection Platform API Technical Information HERE.
Read the SBA Paycheck Protection Platform Lender Instructions -- Originations Systems User Guide HERE.
The SBA will continue to provide updates on operations the week of January 11 it also plans to dedicate specific times to process and assist the smallest PPP lenders with loan applications from eligible small businesses.

Friday, January 8
The SBA just released a series of forms and guidance for the next round of Paycheck Protection Program lending starting for certain lenders on Monday:
Updated First Draw Forms  
Second Draw Forms  
Guidance & Resources