April 2023

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President's FY 2024 Budget Supports

A Robust 504 Program

Our National Association recently shared that when President Biden released his budget blueprint for FY 2024, it included significant advancements for the 504 program.


The budget includes the combined cap language that our industry has been pushing for! What does this mean?

The 504 program has seen a lot of growth in the past few years, which is great; however, it has also come with some growing pains regarding lending limits. In fact, in FY 2021, because so many projects were approved, we hit the lending cap toward the end of the fiscal year, and SBA was forced to stop approving applications. Luckily, SBA was able to start approving loans a couple of weeks later when the new fiscal year started, but it is a situation our industry would never like to be in again. Therefore, in an effort to avoid this problem moving forward, the CDC industry and our trade association, NADCO, came together to advocate for a higher cap or authorized limit so our small businesses are never in this predicament again.


Since 2016, with the introduction of the 504 debt refinance without expansion program, there have been two separate caps, one for the traditional program and one for the refi expansion program, So, the first focus has been to combine the caps into one large cap, and we are pleased to announce the President’s bill allows for an increase of the cap to $16.5 billion for all 504 programs, which is an increase of $1.5 billion.


Due to the strength of the overall national 504 loan portfolio, the 504 program will remain a zero subsidy program. This means the program will continue to serve borrowers at no cost to the taxpayers.


The President’s budget release kicks off the appropriations process for FY 2024 on the Hill, and our trade association, NADCO, will be there to continue advocating for retaining the 504 combined cap in the FY 2024 appropriations bill.

We will continue to keep you updated on any new developments.

March Madness

Bracket Challenge Winner!

Matt Vermeer, Grand River Bank

Congrats to Matt Vermeer of Grand River Bank! Matt won the GLCF March Madness Bracket Challenge and received a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Thank you to everyone that participated!

Schedule a Time for a

504 Refresher!

Does your team need a 504 program refresher? We would love to help! Please give one of our loan officers a call and they would be happy to meet with your team in person or remotely to go over the basics and answer all your questions.

Bradd Pierce

Senior Loan Officer

Southwest and Central Michigan


(616) 304-8881

Gary Witkowski

VP of Loan Operations

Northern MI


(616) 401-9433

Nik Hoezee

Loan Officer

Southeast MI


(616) 208-9849

Lender Leader Board!

We want to thank all lenders that have had loans authorized since the beginning of our fiscal year. At the end of our current fiscal year (09/30/2023), the lending institution with the most loan approvals will receive GLCF's Lender of the Year Award!

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