Gap Avoidance Program (GAP)

Gap Avoidance Program (GAP)

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has identified a trend in which projects that have received CDBG awards are facing post-award financing gaps. These can be caused from a number of situations including construction bid overruns.  Financing gaps often cause project delays and force communities to have to identify additional funding sources in order to complete the project. The Indiana Bond Bank has created GAP in partnership with OCRA as a financial tool that will offer an additional funding option in these instances.

Benefits of the Program

No balloon payments

Flexible repayment options

Competitive rates

Various Loan repayment streams

Pooling Options – Increased Savings


Proposed projects must be an awarded CDBG project which is in good standing with OCRA;

Any CDBG recipient experiencing a gap in expected funding to project completion;

A gap may not necessarily be due to bid overruns, and could include drop-outs of previously committed funding or match.

Program Structure

Loan term: 10 years

Maximum loan amount: unlimited

No additional federal requirements or additional monitoring is required