42 CFR 57.1507 - Limitations applicable to loan guarantee.
(a) The amount of loan with respect to which a guarantee is made under this subpart shall be determined by the Secretary based upon such considerations as the availability of funds and the applicant's need therefor; Provided, That: (1) Subject to paragraph (a)(2) of this section, no loan with respect to which a guarantee is made for any project under this subpart may be in an amount which, when added to the amount of any grant made with respect to such project under part B of title VII of the Act or any other law of the United States, or to the total of such grants, exceeds 90 percent of the eligible cost of construction of such project as determined by the Secretary;
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (a)(1) of this section, the Secretary may in particular cases guarantee loans in excess of the amount specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section where he determines that, because of special circumstances, such additional loan guarantee will further the purposes of part B of title VII of the Act. In making such determinations, the Secretary will in each case consider the following factors:
(i) The need for the project in the area to be served;
(ii) The availability of financing for the project on reasonable terms and conditions without such additional loan guarantee;
(iii) Whether the project can be constructed without such additional loan guarantee; and
(iv) Other relevant factors consistent with the purpose of part B of title VII of the Act and this subpart.
(3) In determining the cost of construction of the project there shall be excluded from such cost all fees, interest, and other charges relating or attributable to the financing of the project except the following:
(i) Reasonable fees attributable to services rendered by legal counsel in connection with such loan;
(ii) With the approval of the Secretary, reasonable fees attributable to the services of a financial advisor in assisting the applicant in securing the loan and arranging for repayment thereof; and
(iii) Interest attributable to the interim financing of construction of the project prior to the initial permanent financing thereof.
(b) No loan guarantee under this subpart shall apply to more than 90 percent of the loss of principal of and interest on such loan incurred by the holder of such loan upon default by the applicant.