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Private Activity Bond Cap

A Resource to Help Projects Become A Reality

Each year, the state of Iowa receives an allocation of volume cap (state ceiling) for allocation to certain private activity bonds as set forth in Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Section 7C of the Iowa Code distributes the State Ceiling among these types of bonds.

Eligibility Requirements

IFA allocates the state ceiling for projects qualifying as:

  • Manufacturing

  • Agricultural processing

  • Solid waste facilities

  • Multifamily housing

  • Private activity bonds issued by political subdivisions

Application Process

  • The State Ceiling is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Applications are received on a continuous basis.

  • If an allocation of cap is needed, an application is completed and submitted to the Governor’s designee, (Iowa Finance Authority), along with an application fee of one basis point.

  • Applications may be submitted any time after the project has an inducement resolution from the Issuer.

  • Applications should be submitted to Governor’s Designee, Iowa Finance Authority, 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200, Des Moines, Iowa 50315. Attn: Community Development Director

The amount of cap requested cannot be more than the amount of the inducement resolution. The following parameters surrounding application apply:

  • After an allocation is made, a second fee of one basis point is due. The project has 120 days (with a possible 30-day extension) in which to close the bonds.

  • After the bonds are issued, a representative of the Issuer must complete and return the notice of issuance and delivery of bonds within 10 days of the delivery date for the bonds. If the actual principal amount of bonds is less than the amount of the allocation, the allocation is automatically reduced to the principal amount of the bonds.

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