Regional 166 Direct Loan (Ohio)

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Place Ohio

Applies to States or Provinces Ohio
Name Regional 166 Direct Loan (Ohio)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Loan Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Maximum Incentive $350,000

Program Administrator Ohio Department of Development
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Ohio Development Services Agency's (ODSA) Regional 166 Direct Loan provides low-interest loans to businesses creating new jobs or preserving existing employment opportunities in the State of Ohio.

Eligible projects include those related to industry, commerce, distribution or research activities. Retail projects are ineligible for the Regional 166 Direct Loan.

Allowable Project Costs/Uses: -Land and/or building purchase; if the project involves the purchase of an existing building, the business must occupy at least 51% of the premises Machinery and equipment purchase -Building construction and/or renovation costs; if the project involves new construction the business must occupy at least 60% of the premises -Long-term leasehold improvements -Ongoing businesses fixed asset purchase -Capitalizable costs directly related to a fixed-asset purchase -Refinancing is ineligible

Available Funding: The Regional 166 Direct Loan may finance up to 40% of allowable project costs with loans up to $350,000. The Regional 166 Direct Loans are "take-out" financing (allowable project costs/uses must be purchased with interim financing with the Regional 166 Direct Loan disbursing upon project completion). Businesses requesting more than $500,000 may participate in the 166 Direct Loan Program.

Policy Contact

Department Ohio Department of Development
Division Business Grants, Loans and Tax Credits
Address 77 South High Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 1001
Place Columbus, Ohio
Zip/Postal Code 43216-1001
Phone 800-282-0880
Phone 2 800-848-1300


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ohio Development Authority, Regional 166 Direct Loan
Date Effective 2013