PPP Deadline Extended, Jobs Act Proposed
President Biden signed a law extending PPP lending until May 31st. The PPP Extension Act passed through Congress on March 25th and will allow businesses to access emergency loans past the original March 31st deadline.
According to the PPP loans tracker, as of 3/21 the SBA has disbursed $718 billion of the $806 billion available, leaving $88 Billion left for funding. Businesses will be able to apply until the new deadline, and the SBA will be able to process applications until the end of June. The new filing deadline gives the SBA some breathing room to review the 234,000 applications currently in the queue.
Biden signed it a day after unavailing a $2 trillion American jobs and infrastructure plan, aimed at revitalizing roads, bridges, and protecting the environment. The money is split into a cross-section of infrastructure, subsidies, like $100 billion toward bringing broadband internet to 30 million Americans, $50 billion toward semiconductor research, and $174 billion toward electric car manufacturing.
Not every spending point is for future tech. There are lump sums for healthcare, like $400 billion for long-term elderly care, and $30 billion for pandemic preparedness.
Biden has said he plans to pay for the expenses through the Made In America corporate tax plan raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% after President Trump leveled the tax from 35%.Last modified: April 1, 2021