Stimulus Bill Releases $1.7 billion Rural Development Guaranteed Business Loan Program

Posted August 7, 2009

USDA is providing 1.7 billion dollars, nationwide; to help rural businesses with growth, debt refinancing, acquisition or other needs through the American Recovery and Rein­vestment Act (ARRA).

These funds are a special supplement to our regular $3.0 billion dollar loan guarantee program.

Local Approval up to $7.5 Million
Local Service for Underwriting and Servicing
Special Features:
·        90% guarantee is automatic for qualifying projects
·        1% up-front fee – may be financed
·        No re-occurring annual lender fee
·        Standard program criteria apply – Nothing new to learn!
·        Davis-Bacon requirements apply to construction projects.
Program Advantages:
·        No maximum equity / liquidity criteria—we can work with your high net worth clients.
·        Flexible Participation—Sell nearly all the unguaranteed share
·        Flexible rate index options—You select the index—FHLB, Prime or other.
·        Non-profits, cooperatives and other entities not qualifying for SBA may be eligible.
Underwrite with your own forms!
Contact Information:
Please call one of our loan officers to discuss the details and limitations of this special opportunity.
Vermont: Kevin Morehouse 802-828-6002
New Hampshire: Steve Epstein 603-223-6041