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Minnesota Public Facilities Authority
Function: The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority provides municipal financing programs and expertise to help communities build public infrastructure that preserves the environment, protects public health, and promotes economic growth.
Commonly known as the PFA, the authority administers and oversees the financial management of three revolving loan funds and other programs that help local units of government construct facilities for clean water (including wastewater, stormwater and drinking water) and other kinds of essential public infrastructure projects.
The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) is a multi-agency authority that provides municipal financing expertise and infrastructure financing programs to enhance the environmental and economic vitality of the State.
The authority makes low-interest loans and grants available to finance infrastructure that might otherwise be unaffordable to communities if they had to borrow money for the projects at market rates.
Since its inception in 1987, the PFA has financed more than $3.2 billion in public infrastructure projects in communities throughout Minnesota.
(Above paragraphs are from the PFA website 12/19/12)
7 members (including 3 public members, 4 ex officio members); appointed by governor; senate confirmation required; 4-year terms; per diem and expenses; members file with Ethical Practices Board.
The PFA is governed by a board consisting of six state commissioners representing the departments of Employment and Economic Development, Management and Budget, Pollution Control Agency, Health, Agriculture and Transportation.
The commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) serves as the chair and chief executive officer of the authority. The position of vice-chair rotates annually among the members.
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