About the Paycheck Protection Program

About the PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan program aimed at helping U.S. businesses impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. These government-funded loans were provided to companies via the U.S. banking system. Loans could be forgiven if they were used toward certain expenses, primarily payroll, to incentivize business owners to retain employees.

About PPPdata.us

This site is run independently with the aim to make PPP loan data more accessible through easy-to-use searching and sorting. This dataset is current as of the December 2020 release by the Small Business Administration. We have presented it here with some readability improvements made by the nonprofit Investigative Reporting Workshop and by us.

Learn more below:

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) implements the PPP and has the most up-to-date information on the program:

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U.S. Treasury

The U.S. Treasury Department supports the PPP. Here you can find loan reports and resources for program participants:

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Associated Press

Read a basic overview of the most important elements of the PPP along with a set of frequently-asked questions:

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Washington Post

See a map of where PPP loan recipients are based across the country in this searchable data visualization:

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See the final text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including Section 1102 which defines the PPP:

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PPP Data

Explore the data on your own by downloading it directly from the U.S. Treasury, including the option to see the data by state:

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