45 CFR § 1336.75 - Allowable loan activities.
The following are among those activities for which a loan may be made from the RLF:
(a) The establishment or expansion of businesses engaged in commercial, industrial or agricultural activities, such as farming, manufacturing, construction, sales, service;
(b) The establishment or expansion of cooperatives engaged in the production and marketing of farm products, equipment, or supplies; the manufacture and sale of industrial, commercial or consumer products; or the provision of various commercial services;
(c) Business or job retention;
(d) Small business development;
(e) Private sector job creation; and
(f) Promotion of economic diversification, e.g. targeting firms in growth industries that have not previously been part of a community's economic base.