(a)Prior experience requirement. To be eligible to be an Intermediary, an organization must:
(1) Have made and serviced short-term fixed rate loans of not more than $50,000 to newly established or growing small businesses for at least one year: and
(2) Have at least one year of experience providing technical assistance to its borrowers.
(b)Limitation to one state. An Intermediary may not operate in more than one state unless the appropriate Office of Capital Access official in accordance with Delegations of Authority determines that it would be in the best interests of the small business community for it to operate across state lines.