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Search Results: Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)\Understanding Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)
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CDFA Food Systems Finance Best Practices Guidebook
Linking development finance and food systems can be a daunting undertaking for any community. Research on the current ecosystem of food systems finance has positioned CDFA to identify key strategies for the path ahead in this work. The Food Systems...
Investing in Regenerative Agriculture Infrastructure Across Value ChainsMembers only Login
Regenerative farms rely on small-to-mid scale, aligned infrastructure to process, transport, and market their products. These middle infrastructure businesses help to improve farm income and bolster regional food economies while providing...
Debunking Risk in Food System Lending
Food and agriculture-related businesses are often perceived as too risky for traditional lending approaches, yet CDFA research tells a different story. This report, with loan-level data from over a thousand funds nationwide, demonstrates that food...
Incentives for Entrepreneurial FirmsMembers only Login
Many economic development organizations (EDOs) have embraced the mission to support entrepreneurial firms in their communities. EDOs engage in their entrepreneurial ecosystems, in part, by providing resources, sometimes in the form of business...
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,...
Revolving Loan Fund De-federalization – Implementation of the RLF ActMembers only Login
This presentation from the EDA discusses Revolving Loan Fund de-federalization and implementation of the RLF Act passed in late 2020.
CDFA-EDA Revolving Loan Fund Best Practices Handbook
Throughout the CDFA EDA RLF Best Practices Program, several common characteristics emerged from high performing RLFs. The best practices outlined in this guide synthesize these exceptional traits and address the strategies employed by successful EDA...
Building Resiliency Through Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Cities have recently integrated more green infrastructure strategies into their climate resiliency planning. Creating climate-resilient cities takes more than a series of infrastructure investments; more than sea walls and permeable pavement. It...
Revolving Loan FundsMembers only Login
Jennifer Sherwin of the Self-Help Credit Union presents on Revolving Loan Funds in rural areas.
A Guide to Public Sector Business Loan Funds
This report, produced by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation and the Development District Association of Appalachia, examines the role of public sector loan funds and includes discussions on best...
Establishing a Revolving Loan Fund
This fact sheet, produced by the Ohio State University Extension, discusses how to establish a loan fund to encourage small business development in a community. Included in this fact sheet is a discussion on the role of Revolving Loan Funds and the...
Administering a Revolving Loan Fund
This fact sheet, produced by the Ohio State University Extension, discusses the basics of administering a Revolving Loan Fund. The fact sheet includes advice from application through loan servicing.
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...
State and Federal Development Finance ProgramsMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state and from various federal agencies will discuss development finance programs and their potential to spur job creation and growth in the economic development industry.
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...
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.
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.
Financing Small-Scale and Part-Time FarmsMembers only Login
This publication explains why many small-scale farms succeed in Pennsylvania. It examines the steps a farmer should take to secure a loan, as well as the major lenders that serve the small-scale agricultural sector.
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.
Texas Economic Development Bank's Finance and Tax Incentive ProgramsMembers only Login
Lee Deviney of the Texas Economic Development Bank with the Office of the Governor discusses Texas' finance and tax incentive programs that are available through the state.
EDA Revolving Loan Fund ProgramMembers only Login
Mitchell Harrison with the U.S. Economic Development Administration discusses EDA's programs including the RLF program and case studies from around Texas.
Greening The Bottom Line With Green Revolving Loan Funds
This report from Sustainable Endowments Institute explores 'Greening the Bottom Line' and financing mechanisms that can be utilized to access affordable energy efficiency. The document specifically focuses on Green Revolving Funds (GRFs) which are...
Funding Economic Development With JobsOhio & ODSAMembers only Login
JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency offers a comprehensive package of financial and technical assistance resources that support job creation and retention through site location, infrastructure development, and capital investment by...
Oregon Business Development Fund - Participation Loan ApplicationMembers only Login
The Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF) is a revolving loan fund administered by Business Oregon. With this fund, the department considers purchasing a participation in a loan originated by another lender. This will allow the lender to make,...
EDA RLFs: Keys to Improved ComplianceMembers only Login
Economic Development Finance Service (EDFS) & Development Finance Training and Consulting(DFTC) provide comprehensive understanding of the Economic Development Administration's Revolving Loan Funds.
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.
URA Pittsburgh Revolving Loan Fund ProgramsMembers only Login
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh's revolving loan fund programs are presented by Tom Link, who further includes a discussion of general RLF principles.
Development Finance Perspectives Issue 1 | 2012
Project finance, the CDFA Policy Agenda, the EB-5 visa program, and a number of other development finance tools are covered in Development Finance Perspectives, Issue 1 | 2012. The cover of the issue features photos of projects from CDFA members....
How the Tool Works: Revolving Loan Funds
This CDFA "How the Tool Works" profile addresses revolving loan funds (RLFs), which use interest and principal payments on old loans to issue new ones. The factsheet discusses the basics of RLFs and fund capitalization sources, and also provides...
Revolving Loan Funds & Renewable EnergyMembers only Login
Jason Rittenberg of CDFA provided this overview of RLFs and how they can be used for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
DF Perspectives 3: Tips for Managing Your RLF Program
This article providing fund capitalization, RLF committee, program marketing, and loan servicing tips for revolving loan funds was written by CDFA Education & Programs Director Katie Kramer and appeared in the third issue of Development Finance...
City of San Marcos Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
This document summarizes the policies and application procedures for the City of San Marcos' revolving loan fund.
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.
Home Energy Loan Program - Montgomery County, MDMembers only Login
This fact sheet covers the Montgomery County Home Energy Loan Program, a property assessed clean energy (PACE) revolving loan fund.
City of Newport, Rhode Island Economic Development Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
The City of Newport, RI has established an economic development revolving loan fund with a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. This document outlines the criteria and policies for the program.
Access to Capital: Private Sector ToolsMembers only Login
This presentation given by David Blaszkiewicz, President of the Detroit Investment Fund, at the CDFA Michigan Financing Roundtable 2010 Economic Development Finance Conference discusses different types of access to capital including loan funds and...
Investment & Access to Capital ToolsMembers only Login
Revolving loan funds, tax credits and innovation finance are discussed in this presentation by CDFA President & CEO Toby Rittner.
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.
Unlocking Brownfields Redevelopment: Establishing a Local Revolving Loan Fund Program
This EPA publication explains the basics of setting up and successfully administering a local brownfield revolving loan fund. The various participants and different types of loan products are discussed in addition to other factors to consider in...
Ohio's 166 Direct Loan Program: Program Guidelines and Application Procedures Members only Login
This document gives a summary of the Ohio Department of Development's 166 Direct Loan Program. The program provides low-interest loans to businesses willing to commit to creating new jobs or preserving existing employment opportunities in the state...
Revolving Loan Fund Sources
This resource created by Urban Capital Solutions lists several federal, state, and private RLF capitalization sources with links to their specific programs. Examples of agencies listed include the EPA, HUD, USDA and the MacArthur Foundation.
Revolving Loan Fund Essentials Course PresentationMembers only Login
This presentation given by Development Finance Training and Consulting at CDFA's Revolving Loan Fund Essentials Course provides an overview of the that role RLFs play in an agency's economic development strategy. Other topics covered include...
Ohio Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF) Program PoliciesMembers only Login
The following is a description of the program policies that state of Ohio uses to administer its brownfield revolving loan fund program including eligibility requirements, project costs and loan terms.
Ohio Department of Development Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund
The Ohio Department of Development administers a urban development brownfield revolving loan fund. The RLF was capitalized using a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The agency's Web site explains more about the state's program.
Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund Payment Fact SheetMembers only Login
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture has issued a payment fact sheet to provide general information about policies governing payments on loans and leases administered through the RLF.
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