State SIB Bond Rating
AA+
Federal SIB Bond Rating
AA
Outstanding SIB Bonds as of 7/1/2017
$45,460,000

About State Infrastructure Bank Programs

The Treasurer's Office serves as the issuer for the State's two infrastructure banks: the Ohio GRF State Infrastructure Bank Program (the “State SIB Program”) and the Federal Title XXIII State Infrastructure Bank Program (the “Federal SIB Program”). The SIB Programs enable Ohio political subdivisions to benefit from the State’s access to the national capital markets and provide them with long-term, credit-enhanced, fixed rate financing. 

Between the two programs, the Treasurer’s office has issued ten series of bonds, totaling nearly $62 million and ranging in size from $2.94 million to $11.685 million.  No State SIB or Federal SIB bonds have ever been in default.


State SIB Program

The State SIB Program was created to promote the development of roadway, rail, aviation, water, intermodal, transit and other transportation facilities in the State of Ohio.  

The State SIB Program was capitalized with a $40 million authorization of state general revenue funds from the Ohio State Legislature. These monies are used to finance a revolving loan fund administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the repayments of which are pledged as additional support for the State SIB bonds. Neither the full faith and credit nor the taxing powers of the State are pledged to the payment of principal or interest on the State SIB Bonds.

Features
State SIB bonds are secured by a system of pooled debt service and reserve accounts, including, as of June 30, 2017, the following:

  • Encumbered cash of $3,522,994
  • Unencumbered cash of  $7,864,084
  • Scheduled GRF Loan Repayments of $39,186,201 over years 2017 through 2044
  • Cash Program Reserve of $5,091,521

Authority
Ohio Constitution, Article VIII, Section 13
Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 5531.09
Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 5531.10


Federal SIB Program

The Federal SIB Program was created to promote the development of eligible Title XXIII projects, which include State and Federal roadway and transit projects.

The Federal SIB Program was capitalized with $87 million of the State’s apportionment of Title XXIII funds. These monies are used to finance a revolving loan fund administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the repayments of which are pledged as additional support for the Federal SIB bonds. From inception through June 30, 2017 the loan program has made 144 loans totaling $453,109,897. Neither the full faith and credit nor the taxing powers of the State are pledged to the payment of principal or interest on the special obligations.

Features

Federal SIB bonds are secured by a system of pooled debt service and reserve accounts, including, as of June 30, 2017, the following:

  • Encumbered cash of $28,304,980
  • Unencumbered cash of  $54,464,610
  • Scheduled Federal Title XXIII Loan Repayments of $95,324,510 over years 2017 through 2039
  • Cash Program Reserve of $5,075,604

Authority

Ohio Constitution, Article VIII, Section 13
Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 5531.09
Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 5531.10


Link to Ohio Department of Transportation's SIB Website
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Finance/Pages/StateInfrastructureBank.aspx