Commercial Retention & Redevelopment Program (CRR)
Facade Forgivable Loans & Grants :  West Beltline:  Bailey Street to Brookland Circle
                                                                     Farrow Road:  Colonial Drive to West Beltline

Renovations are now underway at the following locations:

KBEL Properties, 3035 Farrow Road
Cathy's Hair Styling Salon, 3116 Farrow Road
Wells ETAL, 3118 Farrow Road

Outing's Barber Shop, 3705 West Beltline Blvd.
Coaplen Trust, 3830 West Betline Blvd.

Congratulations to these most recent awardees!

We anticipate having information on the next target area Fall 2018.  Please check back!

♦  CRR Brochure
♦  Step-by-Step Guidelines
♦  Application Package Checklist
♦  Application 


NOTE: The CRLF is only accepting applications that have financing participation from a bank, or other private lending source, but still need additional funding to complete their projects.


Commercial Revolving Loan Fund (CRLF)

The Office of Business Opportunities (OBO), through the Commercial Revolving Loan Fund (CRLF), has funds available to lend to qualifying small businesses located in the City of Columbia. The goal of the commercial revolving loan program is to foster economic development and improve the number and caliber of job opportunities in the City of Columbia.  OBO offers assistance to start-up and existing businesses for expansion, creation or retention of jobs, and assistance in the redevelopment of commercial corridors and the elimination of blight.

The City of Columbia's commercial loan program supports Small and Minority/Women Owned Businesses and businesses located in priority development areas of the City.  The funds may be used in cooperation with private lenders in making loans that banks might not ordinarily fund on their own or to provide gap financing beyond what is offered by a bank for a project.  Small businesses unable to receive financing from other lenders at reasonable rates and terms may also be eligible.

Funds may be used for the following:
 * Building construction or rehabilitation
 * Business conversion or expansion
 * Purchase of real estate, machinery, equipment, supplies, or materials
 * Working capital

Commercial Loan Application
Commercial Loan Brochure

Facade Improvement Program

The City of Columbia's Facade Improvement Program aims to improve the appearance of commercial corridors throughout the city that are significantly deteriorated.  Through this forgivable loan and grant program, commercial property owners and/or business tenants are able to make improvements to the front and other exterior portions of commercial buildings that can be seen from the public right-of-way.