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The U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund is a public-private partnership between CoBank and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. CoBank is committing $10 billion to help get the fund rolling. The purpose of the fund is to serve as a new source of capital for rural infrastructure projects, promoting financing for infrastructure projects in rural America and the resulting creation of jobs in rural communities.

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The IADG Energy Bank is a low interest revolving loan fund that finances energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. With qualified energy improvement projects, facilities need no upfront or additional capital. Loan payments can be flexibly arranged to meet your energy savings.
The New Market Tax Credit Program was created to address the lack of capital available to business and community development ventures in federally defined distressed community tracts throughout the country. IADG works closely with Iowa Community Development and Iowa Business Growth to help market this tool.

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Renew Rural Iowa is an innovative program through Iowa Farm Bureau, designed to enhance the overall value of an existing or new small town business to encourage reinvestment within their community. RRIA combines unique education and hands-on mentoring with a network of funding opportunities.

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The Advantage Capital Agribusiness Fund was formed as a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) and is conditionally licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP) to promote economic development in rural America.

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