Understanding the CARES Act: Part Two


We previously shared Understanding the CARES Act with our customers and agents when the relief bill was signed into law. In late April, Congress passed a new bill to increase funds for the Payment Protection Program created by the CARES Act, which the president has now signed. According to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), the new legislation:

  • Increases the authorization level for the Paycheck Protection Program from $349 billion to $659 billion.
  • Increases the appropriation level for the Paycheck Protection Program from $349 billion to $670.335 billion.
  • Increases the authorization level for the Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Grants from $10 billion to $20 billion.
  • Allows agricultural enterprises as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)) with not more than 500 employees to receive EIDL grants and loans.
  • Appropriates an additional $2.1 billion for the Salaries and Expenses account to remain available until September 30, 2021.
  • Appropriates an additional $50 billion for the Disaster Loans Program Account to remain available until expended.
  • Appropriates an additional $10 billion for Emergency EIDL Grants to remain available until expended.

How does my organization access these funds?

The U.S. Small Business Administration has several resources available to help organizations access the relief aid.

The law firm Locke Lord provides a detailed overview of the CARES Act. While the information highlights nonprofits, it does apply to any type of business.

Philadelphia Insurance wants to be sure our clients and agents are kept up to date. Please review our previous blog posts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and be sure to check back as more are released:

Coronavirus Information for Individuals and Organizations

Work from Home Tips for Safety and Productivity

Risk Management for Vacant or Unoccupied Buildings


IMPORTANT NOTICE - The information and suggestions presented by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company are for your consideration in your loss prevention efforts. They are not intended to be complete or definitive in identifying all hazards associated with your business, preventing workplace accidents, or complying with any safety related, or other, laws or regulations. You are encouraged to alter them to fit the specific hazards of your business and to have your legal counsel review all of your plans and company policies.

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