March 31, 2020 - Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide many resources to small businesses, in addition to certain nonprofits and other employers.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans are one part of this act and will provide cashflow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to qualifying employers affected by Covid-19 who maintain their payroll during this emergency. Among other features, PPP offers forgiveness of up to eight weeks of payroll based on employee retention and salary levels in addition to qualifying rent, utilities and mortgage payments.

While the law has been passed, the rules are still being written.  PPP loans will be made by SBA eligible lenders and there will be no fees. Queensborough National Bank is an SBA preferred lender and is experienced at processing these loans. They have added staff to ensure they are prepared to process these loans as soon as the rules are established.

Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. is Georgia’s community bank with more than 25 locations throughout Georgia. For more information, visit

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