New Markets Tax Credit Program will finance replacement of existing clubhouse.
Orlando Florida (June 25, 2018) – Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF), a statewide source of flexible financing for community and economic development, announced the closing of a transaction that will replace the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County’s (BGCMC) worn out, obsolete 50 year-old building with a new 47,500 square-foot facility.
FCLF provided $10.5 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation for the new facility, consistent with FCLF’s focus on NMTC projects that achieve high social impact, catalyze economic development, and create jobs in severely distressed census tracts. The new BGCMC clubhouse, expected to open in Summer 2019, will be a centerpiece in its West Bradenton community and provide programs for 2,400 members – 75% of whom are low income. In addition to creating 200 jobs, the project is designed to drive academic achievement, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles for local children.
“Without NMTC, it could have taken years to pull together financing for this project,” said Nelson Black, FCLF Chief Lending Officer, “but the time to mentor children and youth is right now. The new Boys & Girls Club will reach thousands of children and teens every year, in their own back yard.”
Learn more about Florida Community Loan Fund and Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County in this video.
FCLF has participated in the NMTC Program since 2004 and been awarded a total of $316 million in NMTC allocation authority from the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The NMTC Program is designed to attract capital investments into large scale, high priority, locally determined projects statewide. The investor on this project is PNC Bank and additional financing is provided by Synovus Bank.
About Florida Community Loan Fund. Florida Community Loan Fund is a nonprofit, multifaceted financing entity with a 20+ year history of providing flexible capital and expertise to low income communities across Florida. FCLF is nationally recognized for its work as a certified CDFI and CDE through the U.S. Dept. of Treasury and as a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. FCLF has financed $323 million through 300 loans in Florida, making possible over $940 million in new investments in low-income communities. For more information visit www.fclf.org or www.facebook.com/FCLFOrg.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County’s mission is “to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” In operation since 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County currently provides afterschool and summer programs for over 4,100 young people at six locations (2 traditional Clubs and 4 school-based Clubs). The Clubs offer a safe place to learn and grow, where young members experience both life-enhancing and character-building programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. For more information, call 761-2582 or visit www.bgcmanatee.org or www.facebook.com/BoysGirlsClubsManatee.
Read our press release here: Florida Community Loan Fund supports $11 million Boys & Girls Club Facility
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