Large PPP loans to be scrutinized

WASHINGTON – In an effort to get more of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in the hands of smaller businesses, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza have announced that all loan applications in excess of $2 million will be closely reviewed to ensure appropriateness. 

Mnuchin and Carranza issued the following statement on the PPP:

“The Paycheck Protection Program is providing critical support to millions of small businesses and tens of millions of hardworking Americans.

“We have noted the large number of companies that have appropriately reevaluated their need for PPP loans and promptly repaid loan funds in response to SBA guidance reminding all borrowers of an important certification required to obtain a PPP loan. To further ensure PPP loans are limited to eligible borrowers, the SBA has decided, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, that it will review all loans in excess of $2 million, in addition to other loans as appropriate, following the lender’s submission of the borrower’s loan forgiveness application. Regulatory guidance implementing this procedure will be forthcoming.

“We remain fully committed to ensuring that America’s workers and small businesses get the resources they need to get through this challenging time.”

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