One-Stop Efficiency Shop Nonprofit Energy Loan

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We provide low interest loans for lighting and HVAC projects completed through the One-Stop Efficiency Shop®.

The guidelines below are subject to change at any time without notice. Loan funds are subject to availability. Email or call for complete details. 

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About the Loan

  • Loan amounts up to $25,000.
  • Loan term will match the estimated payback of the project up to a maximum term of 5 years.
  • Loan payments must be ACH.

Property Eligibility

  • Borrower must be a nonprofit entity exempt from taxes under the 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an entity that leases an eligible facility to a nonprofit entity.
  • Facility must be an existing building occupied in whole or in part by a nonprofit entity to be eligible. 

Current Rates

Subject to change at any time. APR based on loan amount of $25,000. 

*ACH required.

Rates starting at Term APR as low as Payment example
2.75% 5 years 3.28% $17.86

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Based on current rates. Qualifications apply.

Loan Details

  • Project payback period, based on energy savings, must be ten year or less.
  • Closing costs apply. Loans must be secured with a mortgage.
  • Must be 501c3 organization.

APR based on a loan of $25,000 over 5 years.

  • Lighting technology upgrades.
  • HVAC controls and upgrades.
  • Completed loan application.
  • Articles of Organization, Bylaws, Certificate of Incorporation, Borrowing Resolution.
  • Two years financials and/or tax returns for business.
  • Copy of ID for authorized signor.
  • Copy of the Federal 501(c)(3) Exemption.
  • Written consent from property owner for tenant to do work on the property (if owner is not the loan applicant).
  • Estimate(s) for the proposed work to be done.

This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota Department of Commerce through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).


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