Virginia Pooled Financing Program

VRA provides financing to local governments for essential projects. All VRA’s authorized project areas are eligible for financing in the Virginia Pooled Financing Program (VPFP). Since inception in 2003, over 150 local governments in Virginia have utilized this program to finance or refinance approximately $4 billion in infrastructure projects.

Please note, the application deadline for participation in the Fall 2021 Virginia Pooled Financing Program is Friday, August 6, 2021.

Downloadable Application

The unique structure of the VPFP provides value added benefits, including:

  • “AAA/AA” interest rates
  • Custom-tailored loans
  • Economies of scale and shared issuance costs
  • No bond insurance premiums
  • Straightforward process
  • Loan terms up to 30 years
  • Access to the best services and results
Recommended Minimum Loan Size $750,000
Application fee None
Security General obligation, Revenue pledge, or Lease (subject to VRA approval)
Annual Administrative Fee 0.125% of outstanding principal; paid semi-annually with interest payments
Costs of issuance
VRA Loan Origination Fee
0.125% of loan par amount
Legal
Based on # of borrowers and loan structure
VRA Financial Advisor
Prorated based on loan amount
Ratings
Prorated based on loan amount
Trustee
Shared equally among borrowers
Underwriters Discount
Prorated based on loan amount
Printing
Shared equally among borrowers
Credit enhancement Commonwealth moral obligation pledge
Program debt service reserve fund If any costs, prorated based on loan amount

Bonds are issued at least twice a year in the fall and spring. A summer transaction is also offered if there is a sufficent borrower demand.

VRA 2021A Financing Calendar

Date Activity
February 5  Applications Due
By March 19 Notification of Approval
By April 2 Local Authorization Due
May 12 Tentative Bond Sale Date
May 26 Tentative Closing Date

 

VRA 2021B Financing Calendar

Date Activity
May 3 Applications Due
By June 11 Notification of Approval
By June 11 Local Authorization Due
July 21 Tentative Bond Sale Date
August 4 Tentative Closing Date

 

VRA 2021C Financing Calendar

Date Activity
August 6 Application Due
By September 17 Notification of Approval
By September 17 Local Authorization Due
October 27 Tentative Bond Sale Date
November 17 Tentative Closing Date

 Please click HERE for a list of frequently asked questions about the Virginia Pooled Financing Program

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