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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Paycheck Protection Program: Resources for Borrowers

Updated 12/30/2020

The videos below are designed to give you a better understanding of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the loan forgiveness process. If you have any other questions about your PPP loan from Bank of the Sierra, contact our PPP loan team at

About the PPP

A quick overview of the program and some of its main features.

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Update on PPP Loan Forgiveness

As you get ready to apply for loan forgiveness, here’s what you’ll need to know about our online application portal as well as the three types of PPP forgiveness apps and which one is right for you.

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Application Assistance

If you received a PPP loan from Bank of the Sierra, we’ll walk you through the process of applying for forgiveness. Choose the application that applies to your situation to see a helpful video tutorial.

select Simplified Application video select EZ Application video select Regular Application video

Simplified Application

For eligible borrowers with a PPP loan of $50,000 or less.

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EZ Application

You can use this application if you have a loan greater than $50,000 and you are a self-employed individual, independent contractor, or sole proprietor who had no employees at the time of the PPP loan application, or if your business did not reduce employee wages/hours.

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COVID-19 Information and Safety Protocols

At Bank of the Sierra, we are actively monitoring reports from national, state, and local health officials and taking several precautions at each of our locations to ensure our employees and customers are as safe as possible from the coronavirus.

Banking Beyond the Lobby

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Important Disclaimer: Bank of the Sierra wants to support our business customers by providing information and reminders about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which are based on guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Please note that the information we provide is for informational purposes only. We are not guaranteeing its accuracy. We are not endorsing the program nor providing business, legal, or tax advice. There are still uncertainties about the program, and the SBA is expected to release additional guidance. Current information can be found on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program webpage.