COVID-19 Recovery Loan Program

GNRC is responsible for administering a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for the special purpose of providing access to capital for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Eligible business owners may apply for loans up to $250,000. The loan costs and requirements have been reduced, including:

  • No interest for the first 24-months.
  • Application and upfront fees waived.
  • No requirement to leverage additional capital
  • No requirement to demonstrate credit is otherwise not available

Eligibility Requirements

The COVID-19 Recovery Loan Program is open to existing small businesses located in at least one of the following counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson; Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements below:

  • Must be able to provide evidence of revenue loss since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Must qualify as a small business using the SBA standard for this determination.
  • Have employee retention and hiring plans

Eligible Projects

The COVID-19 Recovery Loan can be used for the following projects:

  • Acquisition of owner-occupied building, office, condo, or land
  • Construction or rehabilitation of facilities
  • Site improvements; Infrastructure or Utilities
  • Machinery or Equipment Purchase
  • Training (specific to business’s COVID-19 recovery plan)
  • Working Capital

Application Process

Applications for the COVID-19 Recovery Loan open on December 1st.  Pre-qualification criteria must be met before completing the application. Click here to find out if you pre-qualify.