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Programs: Community Development Loan Fund
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The purpose of the Community Development Loan Fund (CDLF) program is to provide gap financing and equity investments that will create or save jobs for low and moderate income persons.

Funds are distributed annually to the region from the state's allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies that come from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and from principal and interest payments made by past borrowers.

Eligible Applicants
All cities and counties within the Souric Basin Planning Council (SBPC) planning region are eligible. Governmental units receive HUD funds from the North Dakota North Dakota Division of Community Services (DCS), then loan the money to the business creating or saving jobs.

   Loans Limits:
 Retail Businesses: $10,000 - $150,000
 Primary Sector Businesses: $15,000 - $500,000
   Match: $1 for each $1 CDLF
   Equity: At least 10%
   Collateral: Required
   Lien Position: First, second or shared second
   Maximum Term Lengths:
 Fixed Assets: up to 25 years (case by case basis)
 Equipment: 10 years
 Inventory: 5 years
 Working Capital: 2 years as a guarantee
   Interest Rate: Negotiable
   At least 51% of jobs created or retained must benefit LMI persons
   Other: Personal guarantees, life insurance and other conditions may be required. Refinancing is ineligible.
   Project eligibility review conducted by SPBC staff.
   Eligible projects submit a Notice of Intent which is reviewed by the Souris Basin Revolving Loan Fund (SBRLF) Review Committee at its regular monthly meeting.
   Approved applicants are requested to submit a full application with a detailed business plan.
   Approved applications are forwarded to DCS for eligibility review and award.

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