Programs

  • Programs

    COVID-19 Disaster Assistance 
    Disaster Loan Assistance
    Handout for Loan Assistance
    Georgia Dept. of Labor 
    SBA Disaster Loans Presentation

    Metter Downtown Development Authority
    The Metter Downtown Development Authority offers a variety of incentives to attract and retain businesses in the community.  Incentives include low interest loans, tax credits, though our state partners.

    GA Cities Foundation
    Revolving Loan Fund

    Applications are evaluated based on leadership, accountability, long-term sustainability, and potential for private investment. Projects should encourage spin-off development, add jobs, promote downtown housing, or add to the cultural enrichment of the community. Each application must also undergo credit underwriting.
     Eligible Projects include real estate acquisition, building rehabilitation, new construction, green space and parks. Ineligible uses of funds are operating expenses and administration, local revolving loan funds, public infrastructure projects, streetscapes, and facade projects.
    DCA Downtown Development
    Revolving Loan Fund

    The purpose of the Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund (DD RLF) is to assist cities, counties and development authorities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by providing below-market rate financing to fund capital projects in core historic downtown areas and adjacent historic neighborhoods where DD RLF will spur commercial redevelopment.
    Applicants must demonstrate that they have a viable downtown development project and clearly identify the proposed uses of the loan proceeds. Once approved, funds may be used for such activities as: real estate acquisition, development, redevelopment, and new construction; rehabilitation of public and private infrastructure and facilities; purchase of equipment and other assets (on a limited basis).
    The maximum loan is $250,000 per project. Applications will be accepted throughout the year and as loan funds are available to the Department.

    Contact Heidi Jeffers, Director of Economic Development, for more information at 912-314-2604 or [email protected]



    Business Incentive Program 



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