The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has benefited businesses nationwide and locally. In Brown County, over 60 businesses have received at least $150,000 in federal assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of businesses across the country were impacted and the federal government intervened through the PPP. The Small Business Association will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met and the funds are used for eligible expenses. At least 60% of the forgiven loan must be used for payroll.