After filing lawsuit, Hidalgo County EMS received nearly $2.6 million Paycheck Protection Program loan
After filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hidalgo County EMS received a nearly $2.6 million Paycheck Protection Program loan in May.
Hidalgo County EMS — a privately owned company that provides ambulance service in Edinburg, Pharr and parts of rural Hidalgo County — filed a lawsuit against the Small Business Administration in April, when a bank rejected the company's request for a Paycheck Protection Program loan.
The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year, said the Small Business Administration improperly excluded businesses in bankruptcy from the Paycheck Protection Program. The Small Business Administration defended the decision, concerned that businesses in bankruptcy posed an unacceptable risk.
In the interim, Hidalgo County EMS submitted a new Paycheck Protection Program loan application and received nearly $2.6 million.
Hidalgo County EMS disclosed the Paycheck Protection Program loan, which hasn't been previously reported, in a monthly operating report filed on Wednesday.
“We’ll release more information once the litigation is settled,” said Chief Restructuring Officer Omar Romero.
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