Six Health Centers Receive Grants from Capital Fund to Support NMTC Financing Preparation
As a leader in providing New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) financing to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Community Health Center Capital Fund has successfully secured a total of $130 million in allocation, including the recently announced $50 million award. Capital Fund is dedicated to securing the maximum NMTC allocation possible to benefit FQHCs across the country. To help FQHCs prepare for NMTC financing, Capital Fund has awarded the following health centers with NMTC Preparation Program grants:
Each health center will receive a grant from Capital Fund to be applied toward the cost of an engagement agreement with our affiliate Capital Link, to develop the materials needed for a successful NMTC financing for their capital projects. Components supported by grant funding may include: a transaction summary detailing the proposed project and its expected community benefits, a full business plan with a seven-year financial projection, market assessment, project design assistance, operational assessment, NMTC structuring including securing leverage debt (if needed), and guidance and assistance throughout the closing process.
Each grantee recently completed the initial phase of our NMTC Preparation Program, during which they received technical assistance from Capital Link. All plan to seek NMTC financing for a capital project in 2021 or 2022.