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Self-Help Energy Loan Fund

With support from Bank of America, Self-Help has created a specialized fund to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades to commercial buildings. Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $10 million. Target sectors include multifamily housing, small businesses, child care centers, charter schools and houses of worship. Through the Energy Loan Fund, Self-Help is able to provide an interest rate discount of 1.5 percentage points for qualifying projects. Many projects may also qualify for discounted energy assessments.


Other benefits include:

  • Technical assistance from expert lenders
  • Potential tax benefits
  • Lower energy bills

Eligible geographies include:

  • North Carolina (all cities)
  • Washington D.C.
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Miami
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles

What types of projects are eligible?

Target projects include but are not limited to:

  • Green renovations and upgrades using third party standards such as LEED, Coalition for High Performance Schools, or Energy Star.
  • Renewable energy installations on rooftops.
  • Efficiency upgrades tied to other lines of financing, such as lighting upgrades bundled with working capital.

Call (919) 956-4406 to learn more, or fill out an application form below, which provides much more information.



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