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Loan Programs

Overview

The Lake Champlain - Lake George Regional Planning Board operates a regionally based Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program that provides financing to support the growth of small businesses through the five-county area. The Loan Fund provides low cost, short term financing to businesses that are unable to obtain conventional bank financing. Since its inception, over $13 million in loans have been made for start-ups and business expansions in the region.

The Regional Planning Board operates three loan funds that were originally capitalized by grant funding from the US Department of Commerce.

Year Capitalized
Original Grant Amount
Service Area
Special Considerations
1985
$1,000,000
Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washington, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties
Funding also available for businesses within the Black River – St. Lawrence region
1988 and 2000
$716,287
Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren Washington Counties
N/A
2012
$800,000
Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren Washington Counties
Must be used for business that have been negatively affected by storm events or for projects that will assist a business in becoming more resilient towards storm events.

To learn more about LCLGRPB’s Revolving Loan Fund, please read the 2018 - 2022 Revolving Loan Fund Management Plan.

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