Are there any pre-application requirements?

Applicants interested in funding through the BCIB Program must request a pre-application conference with the County. Pre-application conferences must be complete per the published funding round schedule. The required conference is designed to provide potential Applicants with an overview of the Program, application process and eligibility, and assistance with budget development to assure the completeness of the project application for formal submission and review. 

During the pre-application conference, the County’s BCIB Program consultants and/or staff will discuss the proposed project with the Applicant, answer BCIB Program questions, and gather additional project details.

An important outcome of the pre-application conference will be the development of the Project Budget for the BCIB Program Application. The County’s engineering consultant will review the project budget and provide confirmation or recommended changes for both the Applicant’s and the County’s consideration and concurrence when processing the application. The mutually concurred Project Budget will serve as the basis for determining the project’s financing need. 

To schedule the mandatory pre-application conference, contact Mark Gordon at 724-284-5300 or email Mark Gordon.

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1. What is the Butler County Infrastructure Bank (BCIB) Program?
2. Why would I apply for a loan from the BCIB versus Federal, State, or private loan programs?
3. Who is eligible to apply for a loan from the BCIB?
4. What type of projects are eligible for BCIB loan financing?
5. Are all project costs eligible for payment with BCIB loan proceeds?
6. Is there a maximum or minimum BCIB loan amount or percentage of project costs that an approved Applicant can receive?
7. What are the BCIB loan terms regarding interest, repayment and security?
8. What financial metrics might be used by the BCIB Program to assess credit worthiness/Applicant qualifications?
9. Will the financial statements provided as part of the BCIB loan application credit review process be kept confidential?
10. What is the “Turnkey” delivery option and how does it differ from the “Finance Only” project delivery option?
11. Are there any pre-application requirements?
12. How are the BCIB loan applications evaluated?
13. When are BCIB applications due and where should they be submitted?
14. How many copies of the BCIB loan application are required to be submitted?
15. When are BCIB project loans approved?
16. What is the BCIB loan program approval process?
17. How are BCIB loan application approvals/denials communicated to Applicants?
18. What is the procedure for accessing the BCIB loan funds?
19. Are Butler County’s administrative costs included in the BCIB loan?
20. How are project cost overruns handled during the project?