Community Loans

A variety of community loan funds, often referred to Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs), are available to growing businesses with financing needs. These are direct loan programs that partner with the customer’s financial institution to create a financing package that overall offers:

Reduced Equity Requirements

Reduced Interest Rates

Flexible Loan Terms

To qualify for an RLF the company typically needs to be creating or retaining jobs in the community or providing some other community benefit. Each RLF has different criteria which can be found below.

    Why Community Loans?

    Benefits

    Eligible Use of Funds

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