On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, an integral portion of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”). As detailed in our Alert released on December 24, 2020, the Act includes the continuation and expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), subject to certain eligibility requirements and borrowing restrictions. With respect to PPP matters, the Act has been enacted without modification to its initial proposed form.
In the coming weeks, we expect supplemental guidance and regulations in furtherance of the administration and implementation of the Act. The U.S. Small Business Administration is directed to issue regulations to effectuate the PPP-related provisions of Act within 10 days of its enactment.