Athens-Clarke County - Green Business Revolving Loan Fund (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Georgia

Name Athens-Clarke County - Green Business Revolving Loan Fund
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Doors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Windows, Solar Water Heat, Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount $1,000 - $50,000

Maximum Incentive $50,000

Working capital loans: $5,000

Terms Non-working capital loans

Prime or below prime interest rates
Average term length: 3-5 years
Working capital loans
Prime interest rate + 2%
Term length: 2 years

Program Administrator Athens-Clarke County Department of Human and Economic Development

References DSIRE[1]


Athens-Clarke County has created a Green Business Revolving Loan Fund for new or existing businesses. Funding is available for implementing eco-friendly products or services into a business or making business practices more efficient. Loans cannot be used for inventory or refinancing existing debt. New businesses are required to have a business plan in place including financial projections. Working capital loans are limited to $5,000 with an interest rate of 2% more than the prime and a loan term of one year. All other loans are limited to $50,000 with unspecified interest rates at or below the prime rate. The term length of non-working capital loans is an average of three to five years.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Information Flyer.pdf Green Business Revolving Loan Fund Flyer

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"