Environmental Compliance Assistance Fund

About the Fund
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Department of Business Assistance (DBA) to develop and administer a revolving loan program. Through the program, low-interest rate loans are available to small businesses for:
  • The implementation of selected voluntary agricultural best management practices (BMPs) practices as listed in the Virginia Agricultural BMP Manual
  • The implementation of voluntary pollution prevention measures
  • The purchase and installation of replacement equipment needed to comply with the Clean Air Act
Eligible Loan Uses
  • Agricultural BMPs that include equipment or structures such as animal waste control facilities and animal waste Structure pumping equipment Alternative curing technologies
  • Debarkers and chippers
  • Dry cleaning machines
  • High-volume, low-pressure spray guns
  • Some examples of eligible loan uses include:
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment to replace a solvent system