§ 4280.129Evaluation of RES and EEI guaranteed loan applications.
(a)General review. The Agency will evaluate each application and make a determination as to whether the borrower and project are eligible, the project has technical merit, there is reasonable assurance of repayment, there is sufficient collateral and equity, and the proposed loan complies with all applicable statutes and regulations. If the Agency determines it is unable to guarantee the loan, the lender will be informed in writing. Such notification will include the reasons for denial of the guarantee.
(b)Technical merit determination. The Agency's determination of a project's technical merit will be based on the information provided by the applicant. The Agency may engage the services of other government agencies or recognized industry experts in the applicable technology field, at its discretion, to evaluate and rate the application. The Agency may use this evaluation and rating to determine the level of technical merit of the proposed project. Projects determined by the Agency to be without technical merit shall be deemed ineligible.
(c)Evaluation criteria. The Agency will score each application based on the evaluation criteria specified in § 4280.117(c) (except for the criteria specified in § 4280.117(c)(5)) and in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this section. Points will be awarded for either paragraph (c)(1) or (c)(2) of this section, but not both.
(1) If the interest rate on the loan is to be below the prime rate (as published in The Wall Street Journal) plus 1.5 percent, 5 points will be awarded.
(2) If the interest rate on the loan is to be below the prime rate (as published in The Wall Street Journal) plus 1 percent, 10 points will be awarded.
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