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Paycheck Protection Program


The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created to deliver much-needed relief to small businesses affected by COVID-19. To date, we’ve issued PPP loans to over 1,700 businesses totaling more than $32.6 million. We’re continuing to assist our small business community with PPP loans and will do so for as long as funding is available.

Update: Our loan application portal is back open and available in Grow Online Banking. (The link is not available in Grow Mobile Banking.) The deadline for the program has been extended to May 31. Please read this page thoroughly to make sure you have all the information you need to get started.

Before you apply:

Our PPP loans are available to members of Grow Financial. Are you a current Grow member? If so, you can apply for a PPP loan in Grow Online Banking.

Not a member yet? We’d love to help you become a member so that we can assist you more quickly with a PPP loan! You can become a Grow Business Member at any of our 25 store locations. You’ll need to have specific documentation with you to open an account, so please review our Business Membership page for additional details. We look forward to serving you!

What you’ll need when you apply:

To make sure we can process your application quickly to get you the funds you need, please make sure to include all required documentation when you apply. Find out what documentation you’ll need based on your business type below.

Are you a Sole Proprietor, Sole Proprietor doing business as an LLC, or an Independent Contractor? Do you file a 1040 Schedule C? You’ll need:

  • 1040 Schedule C for either 2019 or 2020
  • Supporting 1099s
  • At least three months of bank statements
  • 2019 or 2020 quarterly 941 statements, or your 2019 or 2020 Form 940 (only needed if you have employees that you issue a W-2)

Are you a Corporation (S Corp or C Corp)? You’ll need:

  • 2019 or 2020 quarterly 941 statements, or your 2019 or 2020 Form 940
  • 1120 or 1120 S tax return, if you have other expenses you want to have considered permitted by SBA guidelines
  • Payroll service summary from a third-party payroll company (e.g., ADP or Paychex; in-house is not acceptable)
  • At least three months of bank statements

Are you a Partnership? You’ll need:

  • 2019 or 2020 quarterly 941 statements, or your 2019 or 2020 Form 940
  • 1065 tax return
  • 1065 K-1 schedules
  • At least three months of bank statements

What to expect after you apply:

Once you submit your completed application using the application portal in Grow Online Banking, you’ll hear from one of our team members shortly, typically within three business days. Applications will be processed in the order they are received and submitted to the Small Business Administration (SBA), then it usually takes the SBA 7-10 business days to approve funding.

If your application is incomplete, we’ll do our best to contact you regarding any missing information and provide a timeframe to submit the missing information, usually 72 hours. Please be advised that in order to best serve all our applicants, we’re unable to move forward with incomplete applications until we receive all the necessary documentation.

For details and updates regarding loan eligibility and requirements, please visit sba.gov/ppp and home.treasury.gov.

Ready to apply?

The PPP loan application is now located in Grow Online Banking. Log in now to get started.

If you have any questions for our team, send us an email at ppp@growfinancial.org. Thank you for your patience as we work through a high volume of applications.

Loan Forgiveness

We’ve begun accepting loan forgiveness applications as of September 7, 2020. If you’ve exhausted your loan funds and have your supporting documentation ready, you can start the loan application process by selecting the Start My Loan Forgiveness Process button at the bottom of the page.

Update: The SBA has announced that it will be streamlining the process for loan forgiveness in the upcoming weeks. If you’ve already done the footwork mentioned below, you may certainly continue to submit your forgiveness application to move forward with forgiveness. If you’d prefer to wait for the streamlined process, please check back over the upcoming weeks for additional details to be provided here. We will proactively communicate any updates or changes via email as they become available.

What you’ll need to have prepared in order to apply:

  • Bank account statements and any third-party payroll service provider reports documenting the amount of cash compensation paid to employees
  • Payroll tax filings reported, or that will be reported, to the IRS (typically, Form 941); and any State quarterly business and individual employee wage reporting and unemployment insurance tax filings reported, or that will be reported, to the relevant state
  • Payment receipts, cancelled checks or account statements documenting the amount of any employer contributions to employee health insurance and retirement plans that you included in the forgiveness amount
  • Documentation showing, at your election as the Borrower: A) the average number of FTE employees on payroll per month employed by the Borrower between February 15, 2019 and June 30, 2019; B) the average number of FTE employees on payroll per month employed by the Borrower between January 1, 2020 and February 29, 2020; or C) in the case of a seasonal employer, the average number of FTE employees on payroll per month employed by the Borrower between February 15, 2019 and June 30, 2019, between January 1, 2020 and February 29, 2020, or any consecutive 12-week period between May 1, 2019 and September 15, 2019
  • Documentation of non-payroll expenses, including mortgage interest payments, rent or lease payments and utility payments; copy of invoices from February 2020 and those paid during the Covered Period and receipts
  • Any documentation that will support how the PPP Funds were spent

When you need to apply:

You’ll have 10 months from the end of your 8- or 24-week loan period before you even have to apply for forgiveness, according to current SBA guidelines. This means you’ll have plenty of time to work with your accountant, if needed, and complete all documentation so you can ensure maximum loan forgiveness.

What the timeline looks like after you submit your application:

Once we receive your application, we have up to 60 days to review the application, inform you of our decision and submit to the SBA for loan forgiveness. Upon receipt of our decision, the SBA has up to 90 days to process the forgiveness request. Once we receive your forgiveness payment from the SBA, we’ll pay off the corresponding portion of your loan. In the event that 100% of your loan is not forgiven, you’ll make monthly payments on the remaining amount until the loan is paid in full.

Start My Loan Forgiveness Process

Please note: As government guidelines may change, we will provide updates as they are available and work to keep this page as current as possible. We’re keeping a close watch on SBA guidance as updates are released so we can share it with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Paycheck Protection Program provides federally guaranteed loans to eligible small businesses. These loans are intended to help small businesses retain employees throughout and after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. An additional round of PPP funding was made available by the second COVID-19 relief bill, passed by Congress and signed into law at the end of 2020, with lending to begin early January 2021.

The loan may only be used for:

  • Payroll costs and employee commissions or similar compensations
  • Insurance premiums and group healthcare benefits during paid sick, family, or medical leave
  • Mortgage interest payments (but not prepayment or payment of mortgage principal)
  • Commercial space rent and utilities
  • Interest on any other debt obligations incurred before February 15th 2020
  • Refinancing SBA EIDL loan made between 1/31/20 and 4/3/20

You may be eligible to have all or a portion of the loan principal and interest forgiven if you use the funds for certain qualifying costs incurred and payments made for payroll, mortgage interest, rent and utilities during the first eight weeks following the date the loan is made. You will have to provide documentation, so do your best to thoroughly document the use of your PPP loan during the covered period.

As additional guidelines are made available by the SBA, we will work to update this page. Follow SBA PPP for more information.