NADB provides direct financing to public and private entities for the implementation of environmental infrastructure projects located within the U.S.-Mexico border region. It also offers a variety of financial services to support border communities and other sponsors in developing sustainable projects with sound financial structures.
NADB works closely with project sponsors to structure appropriate and affordable financing packages to meet the specific needs of each community or project.
Financing may be provided in a number of ways, including:
Additionally, NADB may act as the sole lender or co-finance projects with other public or private financiers, depending upon the characteristics and financing needs of the project.
The Bank has established regulations to protect business or proprietary information from disclosure, as well as information that would violate personal privacy or the confidentiality of government decision-making. Project sponsors that request assistance or submit an application to the Bank may request that information contained therein be designated confidential by the Bank.
NADB can provide technical assistance and financial services to help sponsors prepare projects for financing and implementation.
Grant assistance may be available to fund studies and develop documentation needed to complete a comprehensive analysis of the project, as well as to support its long-term sustainability.
NADB offers a variety of financial services to support border communities and other sponsors in developing sustainable projects with sound financial structures.
Loan maturities may range up to 25 years, depending on individual project requirements.
Loans are available in U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos, depending on the project location and source of repayment.
As a matter of prudent risk management, the Bank imposes limits per project and per borrower. NADB cannot finance more than 85 percent of the eligible costs of a project. Funding from other sources in the form of equity contributions, subordinated loans, grants or co-financing is required.
To be eligible for financing and other forms of assistance from NADB, projects must remedy an environmental and/or human health problem. Some examples of eligible project types are listed below.
Projects must be located within the border region, defined as 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the international boundary in the four U.S. states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas and within 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) south of the border in the six Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamaulipas.
The project sponsor must have the legal authority to develop the project, provide the proposed services and/or contract the proposed financing.
A project must also observe or be capable of observing the environmental and other laws and regulations of the place where it is to be located or executed, including obtaining the necessary operating permits, licenses, and other regulatory requirements related to land acquisition and rights-of-way.
Location: Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua
NADB Funding: 17.38M USD
The project must meet or be capable of meeting the technical, environmental and financial criteria for certification and financing approval by the Board of Directors.
More detailed information about these requirements is provided in the Project Certification Criteria and Loan Policies and Procedures.
NADB undertakes a rigorous due-diligence process of each project submitted for loan financing to ensure that the project is technically, environmentally, financially and economically sound; that the project sponsor has the institutional, managerial and structural capability to carry out the project; and that the project meets market standards.
The main steps that NADB follows to approve a loan are summarized below.
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