Georgia Cities Foundation - Green Communities Revolving Loan Fund

August 26, 2014


Note: The Green Communities Fund is not currently accepting new aplicantions but is seeking new funding make new loans.

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. Maximum loan amounts vary based upon project costs.

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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Non-Profit
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Georgia Cities Foundation
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Roofs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Reflective Roofs
  • Tankless Water Heater
Maximum Loan: $250,000
Loan Term: Interest Rate: Variable (below market rate)
Loan Term: 5-15 years depending on loan amount


Name: Chris Higdon
Organization: Georgia Cities Foundation
Address: 201 Pryor Street, SW
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: (678) 651-1018

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.