GEFA finances permanent land conservation projects, such as fee-title purchases and easement acquisitions. Low-interest loans from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund are available to local governments, state authorities and 501(c)(3) environmental organizations.
A 1 percent interest rate reduction is available on land conservation loans. Approval of loan applications involves a two-step process. First, GEFA conducts a thorough evaluation of an applicant's ability to afford and repay the loan. Second, the Land Council assesses the project for consistency with the Georgia Land Conservation Act. Both the GEFA board of directors and the Land Council must approve financing for a project before it can receive a loan.
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