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Georgia Department of Community Affairs _______________________________. Coweta County Development Authority & City of Newnan Business Development Office July 25, 2012. History & Background of State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) . Component of Small Business Jobs Act,

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Georgia department of community affairs

Georgia Department of Community Affairs_______________________________

Coweta County Development Authority & City of Newnan Business Development Office

July 25, 2012

History background of state small business credit initiative ssbci
History & Background of State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

  • Component of Small Business Jobs Act,

    bi-partisan legislation signed into law on Sep. 27, 2010

  • $1.5 billion set aside for SSBCI, managed by U.S. Treasury, to strengthen state-run lending programs to support small business

  • Georgia’s allocation is $47,808,507

  • Requirement for the state to generate overall 10:1 leverage

Advantages and opportunities for georgia lenders
Advantages and Opportunities for Georgia Lenders Initiative (SSBCI)

  • Credit enhancements to strengthen bank loans

  • Delegated lending - Lenders manage underwriting process

  • SSBCI program - quick turnaround and streamlined format

  • Opportunity for CRA credit

Advantages and opportunities for georgia lenders1
Advantages and Opportunities for Georgia Lenders Initiative (SSBCI)

  • Opportunity to improve Safety and Soundness reviews

    • A distinguished panel of state and federal regulators participating in the roll-out of the SSBCI on 5/23/12 indicated a general consensus that lenders participation in the SSBCI Program is viewed positively by Safety & Soundness and Consumer Compliance Examiners. This resource panel continues to provide advice and assistance as program implementation progresses.

      • Georgia Department of Banking and Finance; Federal Reserve; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Office of Comptroller of Currency.

What does georgia ssbci offer
What Does Georgia SSBCI Offer? Initiative (SSBCI)

  • Three new initiatives available to private lenders to expand small business lending

    • GCAP (Georgia Capital Access Program) - $10 million

      (Risk reserve pool funded with borrower/lender fees matched with SSBCI funds)

    • SBCG (Small Business Credit Guarantee) - $17.8 million

      (50% loan guarantee with a conversion option into a risk reserve pool offering up to 80% reimbursement)

    • Georgia Funding for CDFIs - $20 million

      (Loan participation program specifically designed for underserved SBs)

Ssbci general eligibility criteria
SSBCI – General Eligibility Criteria Initiative (SSBCI)

  • Loan proceeds can be used for eligible “business purposes”, including:

    • Start-up costs

    • Working capital

    • Business procurement, franchise fees

    • Equipment & inventory

    • Purchase, construction, renovation, or tenant improvements of eligible place of business

Ssbci general eligibility criteria1
SSBCI – General Eligibility Criteria Initiative (SSBCI)

  • Refinancing is not eligible; however, renewals are eligible under certain conditions…as one example…performing lines of credit that balloon and become due…new balance must increase by at least10%

  • Passive real estate investment generally is not eligible. However, exceptions may apply based on owner occupancy (60% for new construction, 51% for acquisition or renovation of existing building).

Ssbci eligibility criteria cont
SSBCI – Eligibility Criteria Initiative (SSBCI) (cont.)

  • Eligible small businesses include corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, cooperatives, sole proprietorships, state-designated charitable & other non-profit institutions.

  • SBs generally defined as 500 or fewer employees

  • SSBCI participation generally limited to $500,000 or less, with exceptions and target amounts tailored for each program

  • Participating lenders and borrowers will be required to provide certain assurances and certifications as required by US Treasury SSBCI guidelines.

Gcap georgia capital access program what it is
GCAP Initiative (SSBCI) (Georgia Capital Access Program) – What It Is

  • GCAP provides portfolio insurance to lenders by matching insurance premiums to be paid, by the borrower and lender, into a loan loss reserve fund for each loan enrolled.

  • Each financial institution establishes a separate loan loss reserve account in the name of, and managed by, the State.

Gcap how it works
GCAP – How It Works Initiative (SSBCI)

  • Borrower & lender make contributions to loan loss reserve account, from 2% to 7%. (Borrower may pay lender’s contribution & vice versa; contributions may be financed.)

  • Georgia SSBCI funds (GCAP) will match borrower & lender contributions to loan loss reserve account at 1:1 ratio, but cannot exceed 7% match (SSBCI statutory limitation).

  • In case of default on enrolled loans, claims may be made against the loan loss reserve account for loss of principal and up to 90 days of accrued, but unpaid, interest.

Sbcg small business credit guarantee what it is
SBCG (Small Business Credit Guarantee) BusinessWhat It Is

  • The (“SBCG”) Program provides a 50% loan guarantee with a conversion option.

  • The conversion option under the loan guarantee enables financial institutions to build a Risk Reserve Pool (RRP) held by the State in a centralized fund.

  • Enrolled loans are covered with a 50% loan guarantee; loans converted to the RRP can be covered up to 80%.

  • SSBCI funds are leveraged with private capital from eligible lenders (banks, credit unions, qualified private lenders, and CDFIs).

Sbcg how it works
SBCG – How It Works Business

  • Borrower fees – 2% first 12 months, 0.5% annually thereafter (paid at closing and beginning of year for term loans, deducted pro-rata as advances are made on LOCs)

  • Targeted to borrowers with 500 or fewer employees. Maximum loan amount generally $500,000, with exceptions.

  • Max terms for SBCG guarantee:

    • Lines of credit - 24 months

    • Amortizing loans – 48 months

  • Deficiency guarantee – Lender must diligently pursue collection from borrower prior to filing claim.

Sbcg how it works cont
SBCG – How It Works (cont.) Business

  • Financial institutions will be incentivized to leverage private lending at 10:1 through the conversion option.

    • Financial institutions decide when to convert their 50% loan guarantee to the RRP. Upon conversion, annual fees are waived.

    • 10% of the balance on a converted loan will be transferred to the RRP.

    • Under the RRP, the lender may receive up to 80% reimbursement for losses on individual credits.

    • Reserves can cover losses on any enrolled loans.

    • RRP will be held by State, not lenders.

Ga funding for community development financial institutions cdfis what it is
GA Funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • GA Funding for CDFIs is a loan participation program specifically designed to increase access to capital for Georgia’s underserved small businesses (minority- and women-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in low- and moderate-income, minority, and other underserved communities).

  • CDFIs are private financial institutions certified by the U.S. Treasury to provide credit and financial services to underserved markets and populations.


Ga funding for cdfis how it works
GA Funding for CDFIs – How It Works (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • Designed for borrowers with 500 or fewer employees and

    target loan amounts of $100,000 to $250,000.

  • State will accept subordinated collateral position behind other project lenders.

  • CDFIs encouraged to offer lower interest rates on SSBCI loans, for lower blended rate to borrower.

  • To meet US Treasury SSBCI thresholds, CDFIs are encouraged to leverage SSBCI funds (ideally $10:$1 private/SSBCI).

  • All loans will have a minimum $1:$1 public:private investment through bank participation or other private funds. Loans will be required to meet no less than a 1:1 ratio on a per loan basis.

Ga funding for cdfis two options
GA Funding for CDFIs – Two Options (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • State will enter into performance-driven, contractual relationship with CDFIs. Participating CDFIs will earn fees for underwriting, closing, and servicing SSBCI loans, and may participate in one of two capacities:

    • Loan originator/servicer – State forwards SSBCI funds directly to borrower. Receivables are returned to the State.

    • Contracting entity– State forwards SSBCI funds to CDFI; CDFI loans SSBCI funds to borrower. CDFI may retain SSBCI loan payments and revolve these funds into future SSBCI projects, subject to State SSBCI regulations and approval by US Treasury.

Ga funding for cdfis case sample bldg renovation equipment for restaurant
GA Funding for CDFIs Case (CDFIs) – What It Is Sample –Bldg renovation & equipment for restaurant

Getting started what you need to know
Getting Started – What You Need to Know (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • Application and Vetting Process for Participating Lenders

  • Program Participation Agreements

  • Loan Enrollment Procedures

  • Transaction Documents

  • Reporting Requirements & Compliance

Georgia ssbci vetting process gcap sbcg
Georgia SSBCI Vetting Process – GCAP & SBCG (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • Eligible Lenders for GCAP (banks, CDFIs, and credit unions) and SBCG (banks, CDFIs, credit unions, qualified private lenders) will be evaluated on following criteria:

    • Adequate management & lending experience

    • Financial capacity and ability

    • Additional lender criteria for SBCG private lenders

  • DCA will partner with GA. Department of Banking & Finance to ensure participating financial institutions are sound.

Georgia ssbci vetting process cdfis
Georgia SSBCI Vetting Process - CDFIs (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • CDFIs seeking participation in GA Funding for CDFIs will be evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Legal structure (min two yrs as Georgia-based corporation, CDFI Treasury certification)

    • CARS Rating or equivalent info (management capacity, business history/service area, underwriting)

  • Participation as a contracting entity has additional requirements

    • Qualified non-profit, non-depository CDFIs

    • Respond to RFQ

Application steps gcap sbcg and o s cdfis
Application Steps – GCAP, SBCG, and O & S CDFIs (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • Interested lenders visit Georgia SSBCI website ( or contact DCA to acquire applicable lender application package.

  • Lenders complete application package and submit to DCA to request approval as participating SSBCI lenders.

  • Upon review of application, DCA will notify lender of approval status via e-mail, with digital copy of formal PPA. Lender signs PPA and returns PPA to DCA for execution/signature by State.

  • PPA contains terms and limitations of state and federal SSBCI regulations.

Next step enrolling loans
Next Step – Enrolling Loans (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • Lender determines if borrower is good candidate for SSBCI funding (meets basic eligibility requirements and just outside of lender’s normal underwriting guidelines).

  • Lender reviews Borrower Certification Form and SSBCI requirements with borrower.

  • Lender performs underwriting.

  • Lender submits required loan documentation to State.

Transaction documents
Transaction Documents (CDFIs) – What It Is

General Forms Applicable to All GA SSBCI Lenders

  • Borrower Certification and Enrollment Form

  • Loan Filing Form and Lender Certification

Ssbci reporting requirements
SSBCI Reporting Requirements (CDFIs) – What It Is

  • Lenders will supply required information to the State; State will forward required reports to US Treasury.

  • Quarterly Reports

    • Total amount and use of allocated funds, program income generated, and charge-offs

    • SBCG lenders also required to file monthly reports

  • Annual Reports

    • Transaction-level data for each SSBCI-backed loan, plus subsequent private financing for OCSP loans

For more info contact
For more info, contact: (CDFIs) – What It Is

Holly Hunt, SSBCI Program Manager

(404) 679-3144;

Brian Williamson, Deputy Commissioner

(404) 679-1587;

Fax: (404) 679-1583