The Revolving Loan Funds

The purpose of the Revolving Loan Funds is to foster creation of jobs in the City of Batavia and to assist in the expansion of start up businesses. Loan payments are recycled back into the fund to provide capital for future business development.

BDC Loan Fund

Eligible Businesses
Businesses that create or retain jobs in the City of Batavia are eligible for loan funds.

Loan Details The Batavia Development Corporation has established the following guidelines:

    • BDC Loan Application fee of $50
    • Bank participation may be required and is encouraged
    • Loan terms: up to 5 years
    • Loan amount: $30,000.00 maximum

(Real Estate acquistion may increase limits)

  • Interest rate:
    • Prime -1 for targeted businesses and elimination of blight.
    • Prime +1 for non-targeted businesses.
      Targeted Businesses: Manufacturing, Downtown or Ellicott Street area, food processing, Class A office, niche restaurants, niche retail, printing, computer services, back office processing, health services (except doctors and dentists).
  • Collateral requirements based on risk
  • Business must be in the City of Batavia

Application Process

Obtaining applications
Applications can be picked up at the City’s Manager’s Office at One Batavia City Centre, on the 2nd floor.

Basic Information Required

  • Application
  • Business Plan
  • Financial projections & statements
  • List of collateral
  • Personal Financial Statements

Review Process

  1. Submit application & basic information.
  2. Make a presentation to the Batavia Development Corporation Small Business Loan Committee to receive feedback and coaching prior to presentation to the entire Board for approval at a later date.
  3. Batavia Development Corporation Board of Directors makes a determination on the loan proposal; decision factors include but not limited to the merit of the business plan, capability and experience of the operator, financial wherewithal to succeed.

Basic Review Criteria

  • Quality of Application
  • Jobs created or retained
  • Financial stability of the applications
  • Benefit to City of Batavia tax base
  • Applicant commitment to proposal