Final Intended Use Plan for the New York State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Attachment III: Financing Fees

Issuance Costs

Fees associated with processing a DWSRF financing are based on the amount financed (i.e., project costs). Issuance costs are calculated as follows:

Program Administration: This cost is calculated by multiplying the project costs by 1.1%. This fee is used to support the administration of the DWSRF program. For non-hardship projects that receive short-term financing, an administrative fee equal to 0.6% will be charged.

Direct Expenses: The direct expense is calculated by multiplying the project costs by 1.0%. Direct Expenses represent the recipient's proportionate share of EFC's costs to complete the transactions necessary for a bond sale and include bond counsel costs, financial advisor fees, printing costs, rating agency fees and trustee fees.

State Bond Issuance Charge: Public authorities that sell bonds, including EFC, must collect the State Bond Issuance Charge. The Issuance Charge applies only to leveraged financing. Legislation enacted in 2002 amended the Public Authorities Law (PAL) to increase the State Bond Issuance Charge that EFC is required to assess on all DWSRF leveraged financing. In addition, the legislation repealed the section of the PAL that previously allowed EFC to determine the State Bond Issuance Charge on the basis of the amount to be financed for each borrower, requiring the State Bond Issuance Charge to be determined on the basis of the aggregate amount of bonds being issued pursuant to each leveraged financing. A waiver of this legislation was granted by the Division of Budget and subsequent extensions were approved. An additional extension to the State Bond Issuance Charge waiver was approved by the Division of Budget through March 31, 2008. Accordingly, a State Bond Issuance Charge in the range of 0.14% to 0.70% will be assessed on each recipient's leveraged long-term financing through March 31, 2008. Unless the waiver is extended, recipients after that date will be required to pay a State Bond Issuance Charge rate of 0.70%. For planning purposes, applicants applying for the FFY 2008 Summer Pooled Financing should estimate this charge at 0.70% of the total of Project Costs and Direct Expenses. The rate for leveraged financing through March 31, 2008 is determined as follows:

Financed Amount Rate
$1,000,000 or less 0.14%
$1,000,001 - $5,000,000 0.28%
$5,000,001 - $10,000,000 0.42%
$10,000,001 - $20,000,000 0.56%
More than $20,000,000 0.70%

Maintenance Charge

An annual fee is charged to defray the cost of maintaining financing accounts during the life of the financing. This fee is calculated as 0.11 percent of the outstanding financing balance.

Exceptions to the above fees apply to certain financing. EFC will work with the applicant to determine the appropriate DWSRF financing type. Fees apply to the different types of DWSRF financing as follows:

Long Term Leveraged Financing

  • Program administration fee
  • Direct expenses
  • State bond issuance charge
  • Maintenance charge

Direct Financing

  • Program administration fee
  • Maintenance charge

Reduced Interest Rate Direct Financing

  • All fees waived

Short Term Financing

  • Program administration fee for non-hardship projects

SRF Guarantee Program

  • State bond issuance charge
  • Maintenance charge