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To provide private sector employment by financing the start-up and
expansion of businesses that will create significant long-term employment.
- Loans may be made to a business located in a community with a population
of 5,000 or less that is not connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks,
or with a population of 2,000 or less that is connected by road or rail to Anchorage
- Loans may be made for working capital, equipment, construction or other
- Loans may not be made to pay costs that were incurred more than 6 months
before loan application.
- Loans must result in the creation of new jobs or the retention of existing
jobs in the eligible community.
Terms and Conditions
- Maximum loan amount is $150,000 to a person or up to $300,000 to two or more people.
- Maximum loan term is 25 years.
- Interest rate will be fixed at the time of loan approval, visit www.commerce.alaska.gov/ded/fin/ for current interest rates.
- All loans must be adequately secured. A loan may not exceed the value of the
collateral used to secure the loan.
- A reasonable amount of money from other non-state sources must be committed
for use on any project for which money from a loan will be used.
- A $100 application fee (non-refundable) must accompany all applications.
- A 1% origination fee will be charged at the time that the loan is closed.
- Borrower is responsible to pay all direct costs incurred in processing an
application including title reports and title insurance, recording fees, appraisals,
travel or other direct costs.
Rural Development Initiative Fund Loan Application
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The Division of Economic Development, Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This publication
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Division of Economic Development at (907)465-2510 or TDD (907)465-5437 to make any necessary