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:
- GEFA conducts a thorough evaluation of an applicant's ability to afford and repay the loan.
- 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.
Click here to learn more about the land conservation loan process.
Click here for more information on GEFA’s conservation financing.