Business in Our Sites Grants/Loans

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Program Type:

Grant; Loan

Eligible Geography:

Pennsylvania

Summary:

The Business In Our Sites Grants/Loans program empowers communities to attract growing and expanding businesses by helping them build an inventory of ready sites. No maximum or minimum loan amount. However, the amount of the grant may not exceed $4,000,000 or 40% of the total combined grant and loan award, whichever is less. Private developers are only eligible for loans.

Loans will be patient – no repayment until property is sold or leased or 5 years from the date of closing, whichever comes first. Loans will be repaid over a period not to exceed 20 years. The interest rate for the loan will be 2% or 3% depending on the unemployment rate of the county where the project is located when the CFA is in a first lien position. If the CFA is in a subordinate lien position, the interest rate will be 8% or 9% based on the unemployment rate of the county where the project is located.

Eligible Recipients:

For-Profit Business; Local Government

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Private developers are only eligible for loans. Municipalities; Municipal authorities; Redevelopment authorities; Industrial development agencies; Private developers

Eligible Purpose:

Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Eligible Purpose Detail:

All site development activities that are required to make a site shovel-ready. This program is for speculative projects only. Funds cannot be used for projects that are primarily residential or recreational. Sites must be previously utilized property or undeveloped property that is planned and zoned for development.

-Site Development and Business
-Infrastructure
-Land & Building

Funding Match/Terms:

Grants may not exceed $4,000,000 or 40% of the total combined grant and loan award.