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Title 7Subtitle BChapter XVIIPart 1783 → Subpart C

Title 7: Agriculture

Subpart C—Revolving Fund Program Loans

§1783.14   What are the eligibility criteria for RFP loan recipients?
§1783.15   What are the terms of RFP loans?
§1783.16   How will the loans given from the revolving fund be serviced?

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§1783.14   What are the eligibility criteria for RFP loan recipients?

(a) A loan recipient must be an eligible entity as defined in §1783.3.

(b) The loan recipient must be unable to finance the proposed project from their own resources or through commercial credit at reasonable rates and terms.

(c) The loan recipient must have or will obtain the legal authority necessary for owning, constructing, operating and maintaining the proposed service or facility, and for obtaining, giving security for, and repaying the proposed loan.

(d) The project funded by the proceeds of an RFP loan must be located in, or the services provided as the result of such project must benefit, rural areas.

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§1783.15   What are the terms of RFP loans?

(a) RFP loans under this part—

(1) Shall have an interest rate that is determined by the grant recipient and approved by RUS;

(2) Shall have a terms not to exceed 10 years; and

(3) Shall not exceed the lesser of $200,000 or 75 percent of the total cost of a project. The total outstanding balance for all loans under this program to any one entity shall not exceed $200,000.

(b) The grant recipient must set forth the RFP loan terms in written documentation signed by the loan recipient.

(c) Grant recipients must develop and use RFP loan documentation that conforms to the terms of this part, the grant agreement, and the laws of the state or states having jurisdiction.

[69 FR 59772, Oct. 6, 2004, as amended at 86 FR 14526, Mar. 17, 2021]

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§1783.16   How will the loans given from the revolving fund be serviced?

The grant recipient shall be responsible for servicing all loans, to include preparing loan agreements, processing loan payments, reviewing financial statements and debt reserves balances, and other responsibilities such as enforcement of loan terms. Loan servicing will be in accordance with the work plan approved by the Agency when the grant is awarded for as long as any loan made in whole or in part with Agency grant funds is outstanding.

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