The ADA News (4/15, Garvin) reports that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided updated information on grant advances on Economic Injury Disaster Loans during the coronavirus pandemic. In an April 13 email to applicants, the SBA said, “To ensure that the greatest number of applicants can receive assistance during this challenging time, the amount of [the advance] will be determined by the number of [an owner’s] pre-disaster (i.e., as of Jan. 31, 2020) employees,” and SBA will “provide $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000.” The SBA also said that small business owners may be eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program, another loan program from the CARES Act that is available until June 30. The ADA News notes, “The ADA has recommended that dental practices ‘seriously consider’ applying for a Paycheck Protection Program loan because these ‘loans have greater flexibility and applicability,’ according to an ADA fact sheet on the subject.” Later this week, the ADA and others “will be asking Congress to provide additional funding and flexibility for these loan and grant programs.”

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