BPI and Broad Coalition of More Than 90 Organizations Call on Congress To Extend PPP Deadline

Dear Senators Cardin, Collins and Shaheen and Representatives Velazquez, Luetkemeyer, Bourdeaux and Kim: 

The undersigned organizations are writing to thank you for your bicameral leadership and swift bipartisan action to provide relief to America’s small businesses through this economic emergency. We strongly support the PPP Extension Act of 2021, which will extend the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period beyond the March 31, 2021 sunset date. 

While we realize the Small Business Administration (SBA) is under tremendous time constraints and is struggling with internal resource issues, our members are highly concerned by the lack of progress on major Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) processing issues, including hold/error codes and application rejections due to Taxpayer Identification Number (“TIN”) issues or mismatches, in addition to many unresolved technical problems with the current PPP process. These delays and denials may put many applicants in danger of not making the March 31st authorization deadline. 

Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the continued liquidity challenges of the small business sector are acute, especially for those businesses limited by dramatic capacity restrictions and other critical health and safety protocols in place to protect the public, consumers and workers from COVID-19. Thank you for extending the window of opportunity for pandemic programs to effectively impact the affected small business sector, especially those traditionally under-invested and underserved groups which must also be given the chance to succeed. 

We stand ready to work with you during this critical moment, and thank you for considering our views. 


Accessories Council (AC) 

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association 

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) 

American Bankers Association 

American Beverage Licensees 

American Council of Engineering Companies 

American Dental Association 

American Farm Bureau Federation 

American Hotel & Lodging Association 

American Lighting Association 

American Mold Builders Association 

American Rental Association 

American Society of Travel Advisors 

American Subcontractors Association 

American Supply Association 

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology 

Asian American Hotel Owners Association 

Associated Builders and Contractors 

Associated General Contractors of America 

Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry 

Auto Care Association 

Bank Policy Institute 

Brea Chamber of Commerce 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International 

Chemical Fabrics & Film Association (CFFA) 

Coalition of Franchisee Associations 

Consumer Bankers Association 

Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) 

Economic Innovation Group 

Electronics Representatives Association 

Energy Marketers of America 

Foodservice Consultants Society International – The Americas 

Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association 

Franchise Business Services 

Global Business Travel Association 

Global Cold Chain Alliance 

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America 

Independent Electrical Contractors 

International Council of Shopping Centers 

International Franchise Association 

ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association 

Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County 

La Habra Chamber of Commerce 

National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) 

National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) 

National Association of Home Builders 

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents 

National Association of the Remodeling Industry 

National Association of Theatre Owners 

National Association of Trailer Manufacturers 

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 

National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) 

National Community Pharmacists Association 

National Cotton Council 

National Council of Chain Restaurants 

National Electrical Contractors Association 

National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) 

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) 

National Fisheries Institute 

National Franchisee Association 

National Independent Venue Association 

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 

National Restaurant Association 

National Retail Federation 

National Roofing Contractors Association 

National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) 

National Small Business Association 

National Tooling and Machining Association 

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) 

North American Die Casting Association 

Orange County Business Council 

Pet Industry Distributors Association 

Precision Machined Products Association 

Precision Metalforming Association 

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) 

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership 

Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association 

Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades (SSDA-AT) 

Small Business Council of America 

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council 

Small Business Legislative Council 

Small Business Majority 

Specialty Equipment Market Association 

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) 


Tile Roofing Industry Alliance 

Tire Industry Association (TIA) 

The Real Estate Roundtable 

Travel Goods Association (TGA) 

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

United Veterinary Services Association 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

U.S. Travel Association 

Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce 

cc: U.S. Congress