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504 Loans

The 504 Loan Program provides long-term, fixed rate financing of up to $5 million for major fixed assets that promote business growth and job creation.


The maximum loan amount for a 504 loan is $5.5 million. For certain energy projects, the borrower can receive a 504 loan for up to $5.5 million per project, for up to three projects not to exceed $16.5 million total.

Operate as a for-profit company in the United States or its possessions

  • Have a tangible net worth of less than $15 million

  • Have an average net income of less than $5 million after federal income taxes for the two years preceding your application

  • Other general eligibility standards include falling within SBA size guidelines, having qualified management expertise, a feasible business plan, good character and the ability to repay the loan.

Loans cannot be made to businesses engaged in nonprofit, passive, or speculative activities.

A 504 loan can be used for a range of assets that promote business growth and job creation. These include the purchase or construction of:

  • Existing buildings or land

  • New facilities

  • Long-term machinery and equipment

Or the improvement or modernization of:

  • Land, streets, utilities, parking lots and landscaping

  • Existing facilities

A 504 loan  cannot  be used for:

  • Working capital or inventory

  • Consolidating, repaying or refinancing debt

  • Speculation or investment in rental real estate

Loan repayment terms vary according to several factors. Borrowers with active 504 loans can make payments through the Central Servicing Agent, usually by ACH monthly draws. Payments can also be made by wire or check.

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