Application Process

We strive to make the application process as streamlined as possible. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions.

To get started, follow these steps:

1. Consult with Your Financial Advisor and/or Investment Banker and Review our Financing Guidelines. Contact CECFA with any questions about your eligibility prior to applying, particularly if your project is outside of Colorado.

2. Schedule the TEFRA hearing prior to the targeted CECFA meeting.

3. Complete an Online Application.

Applications are due no later than the Tuesday 11 days before the board meeting.  Click here to see our schedule of application deadlines.

For charter school applicants, click the link for Charter School Application.

For all other applicants, click the link for General Application.

All legal and financial documentation supporting the transaction must be in substantially final form and included with the application (to be uploaded via the online form).

Application Fee
Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $5,000 application fee check, made payable to CECFA. This amount is credited toward the Initial Fee charged by CECFA if the transaction closes.  Small Borrower applications require a $7,500 application fee, which is the only CECFA fee that is charged to most borrowers qualifying for the program.

CECFA also requires Initial Fees and Annual Fees for all transactions except Small Borrower and Moral Obligation Charter Schools.

Click here for our complete Schedule of Fees.

Post Issue Compliance Reporting
CECFA has arranged a discounted subscription for its borrowers to engage with Digital Assurance Corporation for assistance with post issue compliance reporting. Click here for DAC information for new borrowersClick here for DAC information for existing borrowers. To sign up please contact Lisa Olsen at 407-515-1100 or

CECFA’s Board of Directors meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, with the exception of November and December. These two meetings are combined into one, held in early December.

Click here for a calendar of annual Board meetings and application deadlines.


Charter School

Fee Schedule



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