Update: The Small Business Administration (SBA) is indicating that it expects funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to run out shortly and before its May 31, 2021 deadline. Submitting an application for a PPP loan is not a guarantee that funds will be approved. All applications must be reviewed and approved by both Eastern Bank and the SBA in advance and while funds are still available. For updates, visit www.sba.gov.
Important program changes to note:
- New federal guidelines are available for sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals which may impact how you calculate your maximum loan amount.
- Eastern Bank is processing PPP loan applications from the communities we serve, which cover Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. To find a participating lender by you, please visit: https://www.sba.gov/document/report--ppp-participating-lenders-state.
- If you have additional questions about the program and your eligibility, please reach out to your banker or email PPPupdate@easternbank.com.
- For more information on the SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares.
The information provided is intended for informational use only and is subject to change.