The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) was created in 1994 to finance public infrastructure and private development that promote a healthy climate for jobs, contribute to a strong economy and improve the quality of life in California communities. IBank operates pursuant to the Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act contained in the California Government Code Sections 63000 et seq. IBank is located within the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development and is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.
IBank has broad authority to issue tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds, provide financing to public agencies, provide credit enhancements, acquire or lease facilities, and leverage State and Federal funds. IBank's current programs include the Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Loan Program, Statewide Energy Efficiency Program (SWEEP), 501(c)(3) Revenue Bond Program, Industrial Development Revenue Bond Program, Exempt Facility Revenue Bond Program, Governmental Bond Program and the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program.
CLEEN Center at IBank
IBank has established the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center to encourage public and private investments. The CLEEN Center also will utilize IBank’s access to capital markets for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. The CLEEN Center at IBank will help drive energy related projects for State and local governments in California through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Program (SWEEP).
IBank is an integral part of protecting California’s (State) environment and vast natural resources by offering financing that helps achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. At the same time, IBank will enhance the quality of life our State is known for by promoting and stimulating economic growth, creating clean energy jobs, protecting and caring for the environment and revitalizing communities.Read more…
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT: IBank is currently accepting public comment on the PROPOSED Criteria, Priorities and Guidleine for the Selection of Projects for IBank Financing under the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Need Center ("CLEEN Center"). Public comment is an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input and feedback on the new criteria. Please submit your written comments via email to Diane Cummings and Marilyn Muñoz by clicking here no later than July 31, 2015. For more information about the CLEEN Center at IBank, please visit ibank.ca.gov/clean_energy.htm
Latest News & Announcements
THE IBANK BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JULY 28TH HAS BEEN CANCELED. The next IBank Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at the Department of Food and Agriculture Auditorium 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Board Meetings are open to the public. Please be sure to have your government issued identification (driver's license) with you for entry into the building.
IBank Announces Sale of $90.070 Million in Bonds for Infrastructure and Economic Development Projects Throughout the State.Read more here…