Georgia Cities Foundation - Green Communities Revolving Loan Fund (Georgia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Georgia

Name Georgia Cities Foundation - Green Communities Revolving Loan Fund (Georgia)
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Refrigerators, Roofs, Water Heaters, Solar Water Heat, Unspecified technologies, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Non-Profit
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount $10,000-$250,000

Funding Source Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority

Maximum Incentive $250,000

Terms Interest Rate: Variable (below market rate)

Loan Term: 5-15 years depending on loan amount

Program Administrator Georgia Cities Foundation

Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-10
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

Incentive Source


The Green Communities Fund is a revolving loan fund providing low-interest loans to businesses located within the city limits of any city in Georgia. Loans are available for existing as well as new construction. In order to qualify for a loan, the applicant must first receive an energy audit to identify eligible improvements. Rebates are available for energy audits. Energy improvements must either result in a 20% reduction in building energy use, or have a 10-year return on investment.

Loan applications for energy efficient improvements to historic buildings should be compliant with the local Historic Preservation Commission (where present) and meet all local design guidelines.

Details regarding program eligibility, application materials, and application process are available on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Chris Higdon
Department Georgia Cities Foundation
Division Green Communities Fund
Address 201 Pryor Street, SW

Place Atlanta, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30303
Phone (678) 651-1018
Phone 2 (888) 488-4462
Fax (678) 686-6289

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"