The Federal Reserve continues to release additional guidance relating to the Main Street Lending Program (the “MSLP”) originally announced in April 2020. Though the program is still largely in the setup phase, many community banks are contemplating whether to participate.
During the past month, banks have scrambled to accommodate customers—working around the clock to process emergency requests for loan modifications and thousands of applications under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). They have done this with reduced staff, and while simultaneously overhauling delivery and workflow systems in an attempt to keep customers, employees and their families safe.
SBA Releases Additional Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program; Federal Regulators Publish More Information on PPPLF and Real Estate Appraisals
On the afternoon of April 14, the SBA provided additional guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) in the form of an interim final rule, which supplemented the previously issued interim final rule announcing the implementation of PPP.
In the evening of April 2, the SBA provided much-needed clarity via an Interim Final Rule regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The rule is effective immediately and can be relied on by lenders in accepting and processing applications as that process begins on April 3.