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Funding the SBIC Program

Learn how the SBIC Program is funded, what financing instruments are available to SBICs and the current cost of SBA-guaranteed debt.
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    Funding the SBIC Program: An Overview

    The SBIC Program uses a unique funding mechanism to provide capital to licensed SBICs. Learn more about the process and how SBA is protects tax-payer interests.

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    Financing Options Explained

    SBICs have a variety of financing options available to them. This section discusses the details of each.

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    Discounted Debentures

    The Discounted Debenture is available for SBICs making Energy Savings investments or investments into Low-to-Moderate Income areas.