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Region 8 Planning and Development Council 

Revolving Loan Fund

THE FUND 

The Region 8 Revolving Loan Fund is a program where financial assistance is made available to qualified businesses in Grant,

Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, or Pendleton Counties.  Businesses can borrow up to $75,000 at low interest rates to finance qualified projects.

Preferred projects include those which create a significant number of jobs, involve high-tech firms and/or result in higher than average wages.

ESSENTIAL RULES

  • All projects must result in job creation or retention.
  • The RLF must maintain a ratio of two private dollars invested for every one RLF dollar.
  • The RLF may not not be used as a substitute for financing already available from primary lenders.

TERM OF LOAN

The maximum term for RLF loans varies according to the proposed use of funds. For land, building and permanent fixtures, the maximum is 25 years.  For equipment, the limit is either 10 years or the useful life, whichever is less. The limit on working capital is one year.  When appropriate, an "interest only" payment for up to one year may be allowed.  The interest rate will be fixed for the loan's term.

Interest Rate

The RLF program is intended to provide an incentive for business development at the lowest reasonable interest rate. 

The minimum rate for a RLF loan is four percentage points below the prime rate as quoted in the Wall Street Journal, but not less than four percent overall.  Each loan rate will be set by the RLF Board.

RLF LENDING POSITION 

RLF loans are subordinate to the primary source of project financing.  This second position serves to increase the borrower's equity with the primary lender and should reduce the lender's risk. 

WHOM TO CONTACT 

Whenever possible, prospective applicants are asked to contact the appropriate County Development Authority prior to making contact with Region 8.

Phone numbers are:

 

Grant           304-257-2168

Hampshire  304-822-4320

Hardy           304-530-3047

Mineral        304-788-2223

Pendleton   304-358-2074

 

Region 8 Planning and Development Council

131 Providence Lane

Petersburg, WV 26847

304-257-2448

A CAUTIONARY NOTE

A project cannot begin before loan approval.  All projects must start within 90 days of loan approval.