PPP Loan

PPP Loan

Effective May 4, 2021, PPP funds have been exhausted and applications are no longer being accepted. Please contact a member of our team for assistance on additional business banking services. Information on the PPP loans will remain available on this page until May 31, 2021.

East Cambridge Savings Bank has been participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which reopened on January 11, 2021 (Round Three), as announced by the Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, the newly expanded Paycheck Protection Program provided:

  • A first draw option (“First Draw PPP”) for first time borrowers who never had a PPP loan. 
  • A second draw option (“Second Draw PPP”) to eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan.

Additional updates to the program include:

  • PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan’s covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs.
  • PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures.
  • The Program’s eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations.
  • The PPP provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees.
  • Find more information on Round Three of PPP loans on US Department of the Treasury and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

Information for First Draw PPP borrowers:
  • Eligible applicants who did not receive a PPP loan prior to August 8, 2020 are now able to apply for a PPP First Draw on or before May 31, 2021.
  • Eligibility for PPP loans has been revised to include additional types of entities including 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations. 
  • Expanded eligible expenses now include payroll costs, rent, mortgage interest, utilities, operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures.

Eligible applicants for a First Draw PPP loan include those who: 

  • Have fewer than 500 employees.
  • Were in operation as of February 15, 2020.
  • The maximum loan amount for a First Draw PPP loan is 2.5x your average monthly payroll, or $10 million, whichever is less.
  • Businesses are not required to demonstrate a revenue reduction when applying for a First Draw PPP loan.

Information for Second Draw PPP borrowers - If you received a First Draw PPP loan (from ECSB or from another financial institution) and are interested in a Second Draw PPP loan

Borrowers are generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP loan if they:

  • Were eligible for and previously received a First Draw PPP loan.
  • Have used or will use the full loan amount only for eligible expenses before the Second Draw PPP loan is disbursed.
  • Have no more than 300 employees.
  • Able to demonstrate at least a reduction of 25% or greater in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.

Second Draw PPP Loan Amounts:

  • First Draw PPP loan borrowers may apply for a Second Draw PPP loan up to $2 million with the same general terms as the First Draw PPP loan. 
  • The maximum loan amount for a Second Draw PPP loan is 2.5x the average monthly 2019 or 2020 payroll costs or $2 million, whichever is less. 
  • For borrowers in the Accommodation and Food Services industry (NAICS 72), the maximum loan amount for a Second Draw PPP loan is 3.5x average monthly payroll cost, or $2 million, whichever is less. 
  • There is no requirement that your First Draw PPP loan must be forgiven before you can apply for your Second Draw PPP loan.

Please Note:

  • All PPP loan applicants (First Draw PPP and Second Draw PPP) must operate within the Bank’s assessment area and have an existing deposit account with the Bank or open one prior to closing.
  • The Bank's assessment area includes Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Newton, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, and Winchester.
  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and placed in a queue until the Bank is able to initiate submissions to the SBA.
  • Bank will continue to accept and process applications until we are notified by the SBA that funds are depleted or until the program ends. Acceptance of an application does not guarantee approval.
  • Applications must be submitted via the Bank’s online application portal.
  • The SBA requires the Bank to perform a good faith review of the application prior to submission for approval. 
  • Incomplete or missing information will delay the processing of your application. The Bank may request additional documentation from loan applicant after its review and/or submission to the SBA.
  • The SBA is not providing instant approval on Round Three loans (First draw and Second draw loans). The Bank will notify applicants once SBA approves the application.
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