U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Dec 07, 2022

§ 4290.700 - Requirements concerning types of enterprises to receive financing.

(a) Financing requirements. Beginning after the third fiscal year after the issuance of your RBIC license and at the close of each of your fiscal years thereafter, you must be in compliance with the Financing percentages specified in this paragraph (a).

(1) Rural Business Concerns. At least 75 percent of your Financings (in total dollars) to your Portfolio Concerns must have been to Rural Business Concerns.

(2) Smaller Enterprises. More than 50 percent of your Financings (in total dollars) to your Portfolio Concerns must have been to Smaller Enterprises that, at the time of the initial Financing to such Enterprise, meet either the net worth/net income test or the size standard set forth in the “Smaller Enterprise” definition in § 4290.50.

(3) Urban Areas. No more than 10 percent of your Financings (in total dollars) to your Portfolio Concerns must have been made to Portfolio Concerns located in an Urban Area.

(b) Non-compliance. If you are not in compliance with any of the Financing percentages specified in paragraph (a) of this section at the end of the third fiscal year after the issuance of your RBIC license or any fiscal year thereafter, you must come into compliance by the end of the following fiscal year. For as long as you remain out of compliance, you are not eligible for additional Leverage (see § 4290.1120).

[85 FR 16523, Mar. 24, 2020]