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Search Results: Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)\Case Studies
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How Innovative CDFIs Fund Equitable Food Oriented Development
This report describes how three CDFIs drive economic growth in low-income and historically marginalized communities through a model defined by the EFOD Collaborative as Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD). EFOD is a development approach that...
Impact in Place: Emerging Sources of Community Investment Capital and Strategies to Direct It at ScaleMembers only Login
Recognizing the urgency of the pandemic and related crises, on June 7, 2021, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approached the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance to write a report about the current landscape of capital sources for community investment...
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Financing Food-Centered Redevelopment
During this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we explored how investing in food-centered redevelopment can restore local food systems infrastructure, catalyze additional neighborhood development, and protect healthy,...
Innovative State-Led Efforts to Finance Agricultural ConservationMembers only Login
U.S. farmers are currently facing the most difficult agricultural economy since the 1980s. At the same time, many states are wrestling with the necessity of addressing environmental challenges. This report expounds upon the excellent work states are...
Strategically Reacting to an Identified Community/Economic Development Finance Need: The Akron Community Revitalization FundMembers only Login
Chris Burnham with the Development Finance Authority of Finance Authority of Summit County discusses a loan program dedicated to the revitalization of his community.
Revolving Loan FundsMembers only Login
Jennifer Sherwin of the Self-Help Credit Union presents on Revolving Loan Funds in rural areas.
CDFA Texas Webinar: Driving Economic Development with Revolving Loan Funds Members only Login
A revolving loan fund is a self-replenishing pool of money, utilizing interest and principle payments on old loans to issue new ones. They come in many shapes and sizes and support a variety of economic development activities. This webinar will...
Durango & Alamosa: Revolving Loan Funds at their BestMembers only Login
Durango and Alamosa are two model success stories for using targeted revolving loan funds to promote, create, and assist businesses in their communities. Patrick Waggoner, Justin Fazzari, and Kevin Wilkins showcase how some selected business...
CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: Reaching Your Redevelopment Goals with Brownfields Revolving Loan Funds
As part of the CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, the fifth installment of the Brownfields Financing Webinar Series highlights the key features of a successful Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund and the commonalities and challenges...
Rural Healthcare Financing in South CarolinaMembers only Login
Graham Adams, CEO of South Carolina's Office of Rural Health, discusses the litany of financing tools available to rural health care facilities and communities.
Best Practices in Revolving Loan Funds for Affordable HousingMembers only Login
Many nonprofit housing developers have begun to form their own community lending institutions. This resource provides case study analyses of four different revolving loan funds in varied contexts.
Development Finance in Georgia's Small Towns & Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
This presentation from Perry Hiott of Georgia Cities Foundation examines how to use revolving loan funds to revitalize downtown properties in Georgia.
Brownfields Case Study - Greenville, SC
This case study from Partnership for Sustainable Communities highlights a brownfield redevelopment project on the West Side of Greenville, SC that relied heavily on Brownfield Site Assessment Grants to identify reuse opportunities within the project...
Local Initiatives to Redevelop Brownfields
The Northeast Midwest Institute surveys innovative local initiatives to help revitalize brownfields. This presentation provides case studies from across the country and an array of financing strategies.
Manatee Community Federal Credit Union RLFMembers only Login
Sherod Halliburton with Manatee Community Federal Credit Union discusses the Credit Union's Revolving Loan Fund and the assessment factors involved.
Oregon Business Development Fund - Business ApplicationMembers only Login
The Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF) is a revolving loan fund administered by Business Oregon. The fund has received capitalization from the federal Economic Development Administration, the state General Fund, and the Oregon State Lottery....
Georgia Department of Community Affairs - Development Finance ToolsMembers only Login
John Kingery describes access to capital tools utilized by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. These tools include the Jobs Tax Credits Program, Downtown Development RLF, Opportunity Zones, and the State's SSBCI-supported programs.
Introduction to WHEELMembers only Login
John Hayes shares knowledge of creative Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans and how important they have been in terms of getting energy efficient projects moving forward.
Keystone Home Energy Loan Program - Case StudyMembers only Login
John Hayes explains Pennsylvania's Keystone HELP program structure, process, and success.
Case Study: Turning a Brownfield into a Cancer-Treatment Center
Two partnering hospitals received state and federal assistance to convert a brownfield to a new cancer-treatment center, as presented in this case study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The paper provides a detailed review of the...
Revolving Loan Fund Reference Guide
The Revolving Loan Fund Reference Guide offers an in-depth look at RLF program development, implementation and management. This guide demonstrates how a RLF program can complement economic development strategies, encourage investment and assist...
State Energy Revolving Loan Funds - Overview and Trends
This report by the National Association of State Energy Officials examines the use of revolving loan funds by states to finance energy projects and highlights the RLF programs of six states.
Case Study: Philadelphia Greenworks Loan FundMembers only Login
The Greenworks Loan Fund seeks to make energy efficiency financing an ordinary part of the lending process for either the rehabilitation of existing commercial buildings or the construction of new ones. This new revolving loan fund, which is...
Arkansas Home Energy Assistance Loan Program
The Home Energy Assistance Loan (HEAL) pilot program will provide four Arkansas businesses (one in each Congressional District) with facility audits and zero interest retrofit financing of energy efficiency improvements for their facilities....
Goodhue County, MN Revolving Loan Fund ProgramMembers only Login
This document contains the guidelines and application for the Goodhue County, MN Revolving Loan Fund.
San Francisco Revolving Loan Fund
This site contains the requirements and guidelines for the City of San Francisco Revolving Loan Fund. This RLF offers microloan financing up to $25,000 for startups and $50,000 for established businesses. The city has contracted with a third party...
Enterprise Zone Revolving LoanMembers only Login
Paul Cooney covers the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation's Enterprise Zone Revolving Loan Fund in this presentation.
URA Business and Commercial Real Estate Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) ProgramsMembers only Login
Tom Link gives an overview of the Urban Renewal Authority of Pittsburgh's revolving loan fund programs in this presentation.
Revolving Loan Funds: Little Effort, Big Impact Urban Redevelopment Authority of PittsburghMembers only Login
Tom Link of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh gave this presentation describing URA's business and real estate RLFs.
Allegheny County Working Capital Loan ProgramMembers only Login
This presentation given by Sam Bozzolla highlights Allegheny County Economic Development's Working Capital Loan Program. The program targets minority and woman-owned businesses that need help accessing capital.
Town of Carrboro (NC) Revolving Loan Fund: Description and CriteriaMembers only Login
The town of Carrboro, North Carolina created their revolving loan fund in 1986 using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. This document briefly describes the RLF, the application process, and its eligible uses, which are consistent with...
Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
This case study, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, documents how Macalester College established a revolving loan fund to promote energy efficiency and green improvements. It includes a look at...
Allegheny County Department of Economic Development: Development Action Assistance Program Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
The Allegheny County Department of Economic Development uses the following set of guidelines to administer the county's revolving loan fund. The guidelines describe the fund, funding sources and project eligibility as well as its application...
Action Fund Loan Program - Application and GuidelinesMembers only Login
The Missouri Action Fund Loan Program lends to certain types of for-profit companies for start-up or expansion purposes. The manual provides a description of the program, requirements and process. The manual also contains a glossary of lending...
Summit County Port Authority - Akron Airdock ProjectMembers only Login
The Summit County Port Authority used the Ohio Department of Development's Revolving Loan Fund to remediate the former Goodyear Airdock for Lockheed Martin's use. This short case study explains the projects funding structure and use of the state's...
State of Arkansas Construction Assistance Revolving Loan Fund ProgramMembers only Login
The state of Arkansas Construction Assistance Revolving Loan Fund Program released this analysis of the state's RLF program. The report looks at the assets, liabilities and financial statements of the program from 2001-2002.
City of Rio Grande Revolving Loan Fund PlanMembers only Login
The city of Rio Grande uses the following document to describe the city's RLF program, the lending process and a formal application.
Revolving Loan Fund GuideMembers only Login
The Rotary International uses the following guide to explain how to establish an RLF, obtain funding, evaluate applications, train staff and much more. The guide provides case study examples and well as additional resources.
CDFA Spotlight: The Diversity of Revolving Loan Funds - Four Successful Programs
This article examines four programs that serve as excellent models of the role a RLF can play in economic development as part of a larger development finance toolkit. They also represent four different approaches, ranging from a regional fund to a...
Introduction to DCA's Downtown Development Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs' Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund's mission is to assist cities and counties in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by serving as a partner and facilitator in funding capital...
Access to Capital and BeyondMembers only Login
Michelle Stuckey, Manager, Business Finance with the St. Louis Business Development Corporation discusses the agency's revolving loan fund financing program.
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