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Air Quality Bond Financing Made Easy

OAQDA is committed to being a strong partner for Ohio businesses by meeting them where they are and assisting their efforts to reduce air emissions and achieve greater sustainability goals to protect the air. With a knowledgeable and helpful staff, the Authority works daily to break down barriers and ensure the access to financial support and technical resources is as seamless as possible for businesses of all sizes. Below is a breakdown of the application process for financing.

BOND FINANCING PROCESS

In addition, the Authority offers a variety of flexible financing tools and benefits for businesses as well as state, local and county government entities, including:

• Collaboration with the borrower’s lender of choice
• Coordination on commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing mechanism for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements for eligible properties
• Grants for eligible small businesses to assist in purchasing clean air equipment
• Confidential assistance and advising through the Small Business Ombudsman
• Tax benefits for equipment purchased with Authority bond financing
• Third-party verification of energy-efficiency data
• Issuer of Federal Tax-Exempt financing for eligible projects

For additional informational about these tools and how the Authority can help local businesses and lenders, visit Ohioairquality.org or contact the Authority at (614) 224-3383 or info@aqda.state.oh.us.