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DRAFT FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Effective June [•], 2020 1

Nonprofit Organization New Loan Facility

Program: The Nonprofit Organization New Loan Facility (“Facility”), which has been authorized under
section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, is intended to facilitate lending to Nonprofit Organizations by
Eligible Lenders. Under the Main Street Lending Program, including the Facility, the Nonprofit Organization
Expanded Loan Facility (“NOELF”), the Main Street New Loan Facility (“MSNLF”), the Main Street Priority Loan
Facility (“MSPLF”), and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (“MSELF”), the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
(“Reserve Bank”) will commit to lend to a single common special purpose vehicle (“SPV”) on a recourse basis.
The SPV will purchase 95% participations in Eligible Loans from Eligible Lenders. Eligible Lenders will retain
5% of each Eligible Loan. The Department of the Treasury, using funds appropriated to the Exchange
Stabilization Fund under section 4027 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES
Act”), will make a $75 billion equity investment in the single common SPV in connection with the Facility, the
NOELF, the MSNLF, the MSPLF, and the MSELF. The combined size of the Facility, the NOELF, the MSNLF, the
MSPLF, and the MSELF will be up to $600 billion.
Eligible Lenders: An Eligible Lender is a U.S. federally insured depository institution (including a bank, savings
association, or credit union), a U.S. branch or agency of a foreign bank, a U.S. bank holding company, a U.S.
savings and loan holding company, a U.S. intermediate holding company of a foreign banking organization, or
a U.S. subsidiary of any of the foregoing.
Eligible Borrowers: An Eligible Borrower is a Nonprofit Organization 2 that:
1. was established prior to, and has been in continuous operation since, January 1, 2015;
2. meets at least one of the following two conditions: (i) has 15,000 employees or fewer, or (ii) had
2019 annual revenues of $5 billion or less;
3. has at least 50 employees;
4. has an endowment of less than $3 billion;
5. has 2019 revenues from donations that are less than 30% of total 2019 revenues; 3
6. has a ratio of adjusted 2019 earnings before interest, depreciation, and amortization (“EBIDA”) to
unrestricted 2019 operating revenue, 4 greater than or equal to 5%;

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”) and the Secretary of the Treasury may
make adjustments to the terms and conditions described in this term sheet. Any changes will be announced
on the Board’s website.
2 For purposes of the Facility, a Nonprofit Organization is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization described in
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) or a tax-exempt veterans’ organization described in
section 501(c)(19) of the IRC. Other forms of organization may be considered for inclusion as a Nonprofit
Organization under the Facility at the discretion of the Federal Reserve.
3 For purposes of this requirement, “donations” include proceeds from fundraising events, federated
campaigns, gifts, and funds from similar sources.
4 The methodology used by the Eligible Lender to calculate adjusted 2019 EBIDA must be the methodology it
has previously used for adjusting EBIDA when extending credit to the Eligible Borrower or similarly situated
borrowers on or before June 15, 2020. The Eligible Lender should calculate operating revenue as
unrestricted operating revenue, excluding funds committed to be spent on capital, and including a proxy for
endowment income in place of unrestricted investment gains or losses. The methodology used by the
Eligible Lender to calculate the proxy for endowment income must be the methodology it has used for the
Eligible Borrower or similarly situated borrowers on or before June 15, 2020.
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7. has a ratio (expressed as a number of days) of (i) liquid assets 5 at the time of loan origination to
(ii) average daily expenses over the previous year, equal to or greater than 90 days;
8. at the time of loan origination, has a ratio of (i) unrestricted cash and investments to (ii) existing
outstanding and undrawn available debt, plus the amount of any loan under the Facility, plus the
amount of any CMS Accelerated and Advance Payments, that is greater than 65%;
9. is created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States with significant
operations in and a majority of its employees based in the United States;
10. does not also participate in the NOELF, the MSNLF, the MSPLF, the MSELF, the Primary Market
Corporate Credit Facility, or the Municipal Liquidity Facility; and
11. has not received specific support pursuant to the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020
(Subtitle A of Title IV of the CARES Act). 6
Eligible Loans: An Eligible Loan is a secured or unsecured term loan made by an Eligible Lender(s) to an
Eligible Borrower that was originated after June 15, 2020, provided that the loan has all of the following
features:
1. 5 year maturity;
2. principal payments deferred for two years and interest payments deferred for one year (unpaid
interest will be capitalized);
3. principal amortization of 15% at the end of the third year, 15% at the end of the fourth year, and a
balloon payment of 70% at maturity at the end of the fifth year;
4. adjustable rate of LIBOR (1 or 3 month) + 300 basis points;
5. minimum loan size of $250,000;
6. maximum loan size that is the lesser of (i) $35 million or (ii) the Eligible Borrower’s average 2019
quarterly revenue;
7. is not, at the time of origination or at any time during the term of the Eligible Loan, contractually
subordinated in terms of priority to any of the Eligible Borrower’s other loans or debt instruments;
and
8. prepayment permitted without penalty.
Loan Classification: If the Eligible Borrower had other loans outstanding with the Eligible Lender as of
December 31, 2019, such loans must have had an internal risk rating equivalent to a “pass” in the Federal
Financial Institutions Examination Council’s supervisory rating system on that date.
Assessment of Financial Condition: Eligible Lenders are expected to conduct an assessment of each
potential borrower’s financial condition at the time of the potential borrower’s application.
Loan Participations: The SPV will purchase at par value a 95% participation in the Eligible Loan. The SPV and
the Eligible Lender will share risk in the Eligible Loan on a pari passu basis. The Eligible Lender must retain its
5% of the Eligible Loan until it matures or the SPV sells all of its participation, whichever comes first. The sale
of a participation in the Eligible Loan to the SPV will be structured as a “true sale” and must be completed
expeditiously after the Eligible Loan’s origination.
Required Lender Certifications and Covenants: In addition to other certifications required by applicable
statutes and regulations, the following certifications and covenants will be required from Eligible Lenders:
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The Eligible Lender must commit that it will not request that the Eligible Borrower repay debt
extended by the Eligible Lender to the Eligible Borrower, or pay interest on such outstanding

For purposes of this requirement, “liquid assets” is defined as unrestricted cash and investments that can
be accessed and monetized within 30 days.
6 For the avoidance of doubt, Nonprofit Organizations that have received PPP loans are permitted to borrow
under the Facility, provided that they are Eligible Borrowers.
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obligations, until the Eligible Loan is repaid in full, unless the debt or interest payment is mandatory
and due, or in the case of default and acceleration.
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The Eligible Lender must commit that it will not cancel or reduce any existing committed lines of
credit to the Eligible Borrower, except in an event of default.

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The Eligible Lender must certify that the methodology used for calculating the Eligible Borrower’s
adjusted 2019 EBIDA and operating revenue in section 6 of the Eligible Borrower paragraph above is
the methodology it has previously used when extending credit to the Eligible Borrower or similarly
situated borrowers on or before June 15, 2020 (except with respect to the methodology instructions
specified above in note 4).

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The Eligible Lender must certify that it is eligible to participate in the Facility, including in light of the
conflicts of interest prohibition in section 4019(b) of the CARES Act.

Required Borrower Certifications and Covenants: In addition to other certifications required by applicable
statutes and regulations, the following certifications and covenants 7 will be required from Eligible Borrowers:
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The Eligible Borrower must commit to refrain from repaying the principal balance of, or paying any
interest on, any debt until the Eligible Loan is repaid in full, unless the debt or interest payment is
mandatory and due.

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The Eligible Borrower must commit that it will not seek to cancel or reduce any of its committed lines
of credit with the Eligible Lender or any other lender.

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The Eligible Borrower must certify that it has a reasonable basis to believe that, as of the date of
origination of the Eligible Loan and after giving effect to such loan, it has the ability to meet its
financial obligations for at least the next 90 days and does not expect to file for bankruptcy during
that time period.

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The Eligible Borrower must commit that it will follow compensation, stock repurchase, and capital
distribution restrictions that apply to direct loan programs under section 4003(c)(3)(A)(ii) of the
CARES Act.

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The Eligible Borrower must certify that it is eligible to participate in the Facility, including in light of
the conflicts of interest prohibition in section 4019 of the CARES Act.

Retaining Employees: Each Eligible Borrower that participates in the Facility should make reasonable efforts
to maintain its payroll and retain its employees during the time the Eligible Loan is outstanding.
Transaction Fee: An Eligible Lender will pay the SPV a transaction fee of 100 basis points of the principal
amount of the Eligible Loan at the time of origination. The Eligible Lender may require the Eligible Borrower
to pay this fee.
Loan Origination and Servicing Fees: An Eligible Borrower will pay an Eligible Lender an origination fee of up
to 100 basis points of the principal amount of the Eligible Loan at the time of origination. The SPV will pay an
Eligible Lender 25 basis points of the principal amount of its participation in the Eligible Loan per annum for
loan servicing. 8

An Eligible Lender is expected to collect the required certifications and covenants from each Eligible
Borrower at the time of origination of the Eligible Loan. Eligible Lenders may rely on an Eligible Borrower’s
certifications and covenants, as well as any subsequent self-reporting by the Eligible Borrower.
8 Further information regarding credit administration and loan servicing will be made available on the
Board’s website.
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Facility Termination: The SPV will cease purchasing participations in Eligible Loans on September 30, 2020,
unless the Board and the Department of the Treasury extend the Facility. The Reserve Bank will continue to
fund the SPV after such date until the SPV’s underlying assets mature or are sold.

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