On May 10, AGC filed a Freedom of Information Act request in response to SBA’s delayed decision-making process of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as AGC members report they have already waited many months for SBA to act on forgiveness applications for loans over $2 million.
SBA continues to hide the difference in the time it requires to process applications for the forgiveness of loans over and under $2M. AGC has learned that SBA has a third-party vendor playing an apparently significant but uncertain role in the processing these applications. While SBA has clarified that it will base its decisions on a “multi-factor analysis” of the “totality of [each] borrower’s circumstances,” the agency has yet to publicly disclose the particulars of that analysis, such as the factors that it weighs, or how it weighs them. As AGC waits for SBA’s response, the association will continue to talk to the agency about the potential for a settlement of its lawsuit filed last December.