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Budgeting & Financing

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Budgeting & Financing

We believe in the importance of education. Summit Construction Group will provide and assist charter schools, nationwide, in obtaining growth capital and financing. Securing a permanent, affordable school is an obstacle we will help to conquer and overcome. Building more schools is the key to unlocking the door to a successful future.

Here are some of the ways that Summit Construction Group has helped charter schools obtain facility financing and capital:

  • Tax Exempt Bond: Summit works directly with private bond funds to assist in underwriting and get schools pre-approved. We have also taken schools to the open bond market to ensure the most competitive bond rates.
  • Facility Lease to Stabilization: Summit can lease your facility to you for a period of time until the school is stabilized and able to obtain favorable permanent financing.
  • USDA Financing: Some schools will qualify for the Rural Development Community Facilities support program from the USDA.
  • New Market Tax Credits: The NMTC Program is available to stimulate private investment and economic growth in low-income communities. A federal tax credit of 39% is provided over seven years for private Qualified Equity Investments made through charter schools.
  • Community Bank Loan: Conventional bank loans with competitive interest rates.
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Steps to Obtain Financing

Summit Construction Group will explore the many options that are available for your school. Rates vary from 3.47% to 7.5%. Equity and cash reserve requirements range from $0 to 20%. We are here to assist you.

Listed below are the characteristics that can strengthen the availability and cost of capital, though not all are necessary to obtain financing:

  • Projected or existing Enrollment size.
  • Year of Incorporation of your Nonprofit.
  • Currently Established, operating at 60% or higher enrollment to capacity.
  • Currently Stabilized, operating at 80% or higher enrollment to capacity.
  • Waitlist of 10% or more of capacity.
  • Letters of Interest from at least 60% of projected enrollment.
  • High Performing status.
  • One or more existing schools under it’s board or ownership.
  • Part of a network or charter group.
  • Replicating school from an existing high performing school.
  • School’s board comprised of business and community leaders.
  • School’s board comprised of 50% or more non-parents of students in the school.
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