In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, administered under the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) guaranty loan program, are being provided through local financial institutions. These loans have been made available to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

PPP Loan Guidance

A common question GHJ has received is whether PPP loans obtained by nonprofit organizations are subject to the Uniform Guidance Single Audit requirements. The good news is that GHJ was alerted today that the SBA has informed the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC) that PPP loans made to nonprofit organizations will NOT be subject to the Uniform Guidance Single Audit requirements.

EIDL and Other Loans Guidance

However, the SBA informed the GAQC that loans made to nonprofit organizations under the Economic Industry Disaster Loan (EIDL) program are considered to be a direct loan program disbursed from SBA to loan recipients. Therefore, these loans are considered federal financial assistance and ARE subject to the Uniform Guidance Single Audit requirements.

Other Funding Sources

The above addresses one concern that was discussed in GHJ’s recent nonprofit blog about PPP loans and Single Audits, however there is still no definitive guidance regarding the impact of other funding sources and whether previously funded payroll costs under certain government contracts will have to be returned to the government agency once forgiveness occurs.

Please reach out to GHJ’s COVID-19 Response Team if you have any questions as the firm has an experienced team of consultants specializing in cash-flow projections, strategy and operations consulting and re-organizations. We are here to assist organizations to succeed in these very challenging times.

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Donella Wilson

Donella Wilson, CPA, leads GHJ’s Nonprofit Practice and is also President and Chief Philanthropy Officer of GHJ Foundation, GHJ’s vehicle for purposeful and proactive giving to the community. A leader in both the nonprofit and accounting communities, Donella was named a finalist in the 2021 Los…Learn More