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Latest update for Paycheck Protection Program clients

New legislation signed into law on July 4 has authorized the Small Business Administration (SBA) to approve Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications through August 8, 2020. This is an extension from the SBA’s original deadline of June 30, 2020.

With this extension, Bank of America began to accept new PPP loan applications at 5 p.m. ET on July 6.

In order to provide the necessary time for processing prior to the SBA’s updated August 8 deadline:

• We will accept new PPP loan applications until 5 p.m. ET on July 24

• Applicants must provide all required supporting documentation (this does not include promissory notes) by 5 p.m. ET on July 31 in order for their application to proceed

• We will discontinue all application processing at 5 p.m. ET on August 7. Clients who applied for, but who have not received an SBA loan number by the time of the SBA’s August 8 cutoff, will be notified their application will not be processed and has been cancelled.

For clients who received a PPP loan from the SBA through Bank of America, we look forward to supporting you as you begin the loan forgiveness phase of the program. We will begin opening our online loan forgiveness application in early August and will be emailing you with additional instructions on how and when to apply.

For up-to-date rules for the SBA’s PPP loan forgiveness process, including your covered period, the types of costs that are eligible for forgiveness and what documentation you will need to submit as part of your application, please visit the SBA website.

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ELIGIBLE CLIENTS Application information

To apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, small business clients can sign into Online Banking and commercial banking clients can sign into CashPro®. If you do not currently have an online account, you must enroll in Business Online Banking as soon as possible.

You must have a Small Business lending and Small Business checking relationship with Bank of America as of February 15, 2020, or a Small Business checking account opened no later than February 15, 2020, and do not have a business credit or borrowing relationship with another bank. A Business Credit Card, line of credit or loan may be the lending product used.

Information about your application status will NOT be available through our Financial Centers or Contact Centers – due to the nature of this loan process and the steps involved.

Visit Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for more details about preparing for the application process or get started with the application below.

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Understanding your loan promissory note

The approved and/or funded loan amount in your Paycheck Protection Program promissory note may vary from the original amount requested in your loan application. Reasons may include:

• Changes to U.S. Treasury and SBA requirements since the beginning of the Paycheck Protection Program

• Documents you provided during the loan process

• A combination of the U.S. Treasury and SBA requirements and documents you provided

You can refer to the most updated SBA and U.S. Treasury guidance on loan amount calculations and compare it with the documents you’ve submitted.

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