(20 ILCS 690/7) (from Ch. 5, par. 2257)
    Sec. 7. Financing Conditions. Agricultural or rural diversification financing awarded by the Office is subject to the following conditions:
    (a) Financial assistance shall be used by a rural business for agricultural or rural diversification projects.
    (b) The Office shall determine the interest rate, the terms and conditions for repayment, and the repayment period which shall not exceed 10 years.
    (c) Financial assistance for any one agricultural or rural diversification project shall not exceed $200,000, the rural business or agribusiness must provide a minimum of 15 percent of the equity in the project, the rural business or agribusiness must demonstrate a positive cash flow as evidenced by a net income before taxes of 5 percent of the gross income of the rural business or agribusiness based on actual or projected income and expenses, and State financing under this Act shall cover no more than 25 percent of the total costs of the diversification project unless the Director of the Department waives the 25 percent limitation.
(Source: P.A. 85-180.)