Rural Development Intermediary Relending Program

This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Division, assists healthy growing businesses with special financing needs. Its objective is to create job opportunities and stimulate economic activity in rural communities.

  • Up to $150,000
  • Up to 50% of project costs
  • Up to Wall Street prime rate, fixed
  • Up to 15-year term

EMDC is an intermediary for the IRP, serving the needs of businesses in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington Counties, with the exception of Bangor.

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If possible, please include a brief description of your project, along with the approximate loan amount requested. We look forward to working with you.