Downtown Washington has access to multiple financing options for downtown development through the Georgia Department of Georgia Cities Foundation and Community Affairs. The Washington Downtown Development Authority may serve as a sponsor for qualified products within the Downtown Development District for any of the programs listed below.
The Georgia Cities Foundation, established in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) organization, is a non-profit subsidiary of the Georgia Municipal Association. The mission of the Foundation is to assist cities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by serving as a partner and facilitator in funding capital projects through a revolving loan fund.
For information on the Revolving Loan Fund, follow this link. For information the Green Communities Fund, follow this link.
The Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund (DD RLF), from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, is to assist cities, counties and development authorities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas. This is accomplished by providing below-market rate financing to fund capital projects in core historic downtown areas and adjacent historic neighborhoods where DDRLF will spur commercial redevelopment.
For information on Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund, follow this link.
The Rural Business Development Grant is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.
For information on the Rural Business Development Grant, follow this link.
The UGA Small Business Development Center helps new and existing business through training opportunities, consulting services, and identifying financial resources that will best fit your goals as a business owner. Many of their services are offered at no cost!
For information on the UGA Small Business Development Center, follow this link.
The mission of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE) is to provide community economic development to underserved people and communities.ACE is a non-profit organization that provides loans and business development resources to help its borrowers create and grow sustainable businesses which generate jobs.
For information on Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc., follow this link.