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​2016 Construction Loan Program 


Board recommends $170 Million to fund 49 projects


The 2016 construction loan list is the Board’s first funding recommendation since 2013 due to the state budget crisis and slow pace of economic recovery. Pending approval by the Governor and Legislature, contracts could be awarded as early as July 2015. The Board also proposes $1.2 Million to fund future emergency projects.

  •  Forty-nine projects create more than 1500 jobs
  • 2.55% basic interest rate 

  • Reduced interest rate for all projects located in communities that have been declared a natural disaster

  • $7 million maximum per jurisdiction, per biennium 

  • No local match required

Ninety applications worth $263.5 Million were received in May 2014; 81 applications were considered eligible.

  • Program Description:  Low-interest loans for local governments to finance public infrastructure construction and rehabilitation.  Eligible projects must improve public health and safety, respond to environmental issues, promote economic development, or upgrade system performance.

  • Eligible applicants:
    • Cities
    • Counties
    • Special purpose districts
    • Quasi‐municipal organizations
    Tribes, school districts, and port districts are ineligible for this program.

    Eligible infrastructure systems:

    • Domestic Water
    • Roads/Streets
    • Bridges
    • Sanitary Sewer
    • Solid Waste/Recycling
    • Storm Water 


    The Board is mandated by statute to recommend a construction loan list for FY 2016.

    Loans worth $170 Million will be made in July 2015 subject to Legislative approval.



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