Loan recipients may be:
New or expanding private businesses
City or county governments
ELIGIBLE USES OF FUNDS:
Machinery & equipment
Ineligible uses of funds:
Speculation land purchases
Payments to owners or equity investors
Projects which lack economic development potential
The RLF Committee will consider the financial need of the project, the probability of success, the benefits of the project to the rural area, including number of jobs to be created or retained, diversification of the economy, quality job creation in terms of pay scale and benefit package, and community development projects and improvements to the community infrastructure.
Loan Amounts - The eligible loan amount will be a minimum of $5,000.00 and a maximum of $300,000.00.
Guidelines - Low-interest loans are available from Intercounty Electric Cooperative to assist with community and economic development projects in rural areas.
Term of Loan - Not to exceed 10 years
Interest Rates - Interest rates are 1% with the interest rate not to exceed the prime rate as published in the Wall Street Journal.
Loan Security – The RLF requires adequate collateral for the loan request which can include requiring mortgages or an irrevocable letter of credit. Other terms or conditions may be required as determined by the Board of Directors.
Other Funding - The RLF project must include a minimum of 20% funding from other sources. Greater leveraging of outside sources will enhance the approvability of a RLF loan request.