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Posted on: April 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Who's Left Out of the Paycheck Protection Program?

"WHO’S LEFT OUT OF THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM?" Webcast featuring U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez

Wednesday, April 15th
12pm CDT


U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee 

This week marks the beginning of the second full week of the Paycheck Protection Program rollout.  In the first week alone, over 710,000 loans worth a combined $179.2 billion were approved. While we are pleased with the strong bipartisan support for PPP renewal, we’ve heard concerns from you, our members and partners, that some banks are prioritizing big fish applicants and that funds may get snapped up before small fry applicants can see a dime.

Join us TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, April 15th at 1 pm EDT for the next webcast in our Paycheck Protection Webinar Series, "Who’s Left Out of the Paycheck Protection Program?" featuring Program updates from U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, and a Q&A section with Renee Bender, Senior Professional Staff with the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee under Chairman Marco Rubio; and Melissa Jung, Chief of Staff for Chairwoman Velázquez.


Topics to be covered in the upcoming webcast include: 

  • New Treasury guidance to lenders and other policy updates
  • Clearing backlogs and increasing access for underserved communities: linguistically diverse, unbanked, rural, and smaller (100 employees or less) small business owners and nonprofits
  • Connecting underserved communities to local banks, nonbank lenders, and CDFIs
  • Identifying, documenting, and filing complaints on wrongful actions

This webcast is FREE and open to the public. Register at, and find additional resources for the business community regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at

The Paycheck Protection Program is part of Phase 3 of the CARES Act passed by Congress in March to get $350 billion into the hands of small business owners affected by COVID-19 to continue paying their employees over the next few months. Find the loan application form for the Payment Protection Program below.

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