Payroll Support Program Extension (PSP2)


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted on March 27, 2020, created the Payroll Support Program (PSP1) for air carriers and certain contractors.  PSP1 provided assistance to over 600 companies, supporting hundreds of thousands of aviation jobs.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, enacted on December 27, 2020, created the Payroll Support Program Extension (PSP2) for passenger air carriers and certain contractors.


Applications for PSP2 must be submitted through Treasury’s online portal.  To gain access to the online application portal, applicants must be registered with a username and password through the identity gateway. is an approved service provider for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  This one-time identity verification process is in place to safeguard your data and authenticate users prior to accessing the Treasury’s systems.  You will need a state or federal government-issued photo ID and access to a mobile phone with camera to register.  All personally identifiable information provided to is encrypted and disclosed only with the express consent of the user.  Full instructions are located at PSP2 Application Portal document.

Participants in PSP1 that have already registered with can use the same credentials to login to the application portal for PSP2. 

Please Note: Please use Chrome 80.0+, Firefox 74.0+,  Safari 13.1+, or Microsoft Edge when accessing the online application.  If you need technical support to complete your online application, please contact to request assistance.


To receive responses on their applications as quickly as possible, applicants should submit their web-based application form not later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on January 14, 2021.  Applications received after 11:59 p.m. EDT on January 14, 2021 will be considered, but may not be processed as quickly.  Applications received after 11:59 p.m. EDT on January 25, 2021, may not be considered, although Treasury may, at its discretion and subject to the availability of funds, consider such applications.  


Questions regarding your PSP2 application may be directed to  Please note that any applications or supporting materials submitted through the inbox will not be considered.