GNDC Gap Financing
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GNDC has several loan program opportunities available for area entrepreneurs and business owners. Whether you are starting a brand new business and need startup assistance or already have an established business and just need some additional funds to expand, GNDC may be able to provide you with the confidential assistance and gap financing that you need.
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USDA Rural Development
Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)
$2,250,000 revolving loan fund for loans to small businesses. Both the intermediary relending organization and their loan applicant must be unable to obtain financing elsewhere at reasonable rates and terms. The maximum loan to a business is 75% of the project cost, or $250,000, whichever is less.
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)
RMAP funding may be used to provide fixed interest rate microloans to rural microentrepreneurs for startup and growing microenterprises. The purpose of the RMAP program is to support the development and ongoing success of rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises. The maximum loan to a client is $50,000.
Montana Department of Commerce
Community Development Block Grant Revolving Loan Funds (RLF)
$2.1 million RLF to provide gap financing to startup or expanding businesses in GNDC’s six-county region. Priority is given to private business projects, which will create or retain jobs for low to moderate income families. The maximum loan to a client is $200,000.
Micro Business Finance Program
Montana-based businesses with 10 or fewer employees and gross annual revenue of less than $1,000,000 can apply for a Micro Business loan up to $100,000 per client.
MONTANA BOARD OF INVESTMENTS
REVOLVING LOAN FUND
$375,000 RLF for loans to small business. Both the intermediary relending organization and their loan applicants must be unable to obtain financing elsewhere at reasonable rates and terms. BOI loans can be used for the same purposed as the IRP loan. The maximum loan to a client is $50,000.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
BROWNFIELDS REVOLVING LOAN FUND
$1.5 million hazardous substance and petroleum clean up RLF. Funds can be used for the remediation or cleanup of hazardous substance or petroleum.