Helping Hand

Grazing CowsWith a Georgia Green Loan, small businesses can start or expand an eco-friendly product or service or “green” an existing business.

Examples include a family farm that grows organic vegetables, a restaurant that serves only locally-grown produce, a distributor of homemade jellies and sauces, an installer of solar panels or home insulation products, a manufacturer of biofuels or an renewable energy entrepreneur.

Other applications for a “green loan” can include recycling or composting projects, community gardens or the janitorial use of environmentally friendly product.

Georgia Green Loans are available in amounts from $500 to $50,000.

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE), offers green loans in North Georgia and Metro Atlanta. Through strategic partnerships, Green Loans will soon be available throughout Georgia. Presently, Albany Community Together, Inc., and Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) of Savannah are offering Green Loans in their regions.

Click here to learn more about applying for a Georgia Green Loan.

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. is a 501c3 and U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution based in Cleveland, Georgia. Funding for Georgia Green Loans is provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.