CAM Can Help You With

State Aid Deferrals – View Informational Brochure (PDF)
Per-Pupil Funding Reductions
ADA / Enrollment Level Freezes
General Financial Challenges due to Recession

Focused on Charter Schools

CAM is in the business of helping charter schools and charter school networks to overcome their funding challenges. Our programs are designed to assist schools through per-pupil funding reductions, state aid deferrals, and ADA growth freezes.

Proven Track Record from Last Recession

Charter schools are facing similar challenges today to those present following the Great Recession. As before, charter schools have limited options to manage state aid deferrals and important points of differentiation exist between the funding options that are available. 

Contact CAM today to learn more about your options, including our state aid receivables factoring program. We have provided over $700 million nationwide since our founding and remain committed to the charter school space. 

CAM is a national leader in charter school funding.

Solution One: Receivables Factoring

Our deferral funding plans are fully customizable. Our solution is designed to accommodate your funding needs as long as they exist, with the option to roll off at any time without penalty. CAM is pleased to provide schools with multi-installment factoring plans to solve working capital constraints stemming from state aid deferrals. CAM funds at fair and reasonable cost.

Set an appointment to talk to us so we can customize a solution for you.

Solution Two: California State Deferral Financing Program

The California State Deferral Financing Program is a partnership with Stifel designed to be a one-stop funding solution for state deferrals in California and beyond. Your school can pre-qualify for the program now and will have a choice between factoring and Revenue Anticipation Notes (RANS) issued via a conduit issuer.

Fill in the form to get prequalified.

Here are some resources to help you stay informed. 

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  6. Senate Assembly Committee on Budget
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Funding Programs

Facilities Financing

CAM’s facilities financing program provides charter schools with access to capital to acquire, build, or renovate school facilities. The program is designed to be flexible and affordable, and it is available to charter schools of all sizes and locations.

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Revolving Line of Credit

This is CAM’s flagship program. A line of credit is a revolving loan that runs between 1 to 5 years. Once the line is open, your school can drawdown at any time. The school makes monthly payments based on an average outstanding balance. Our revolving line of credit is low-cost, flexible, and ideal for general working capital purposes.

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Term Loans

In a term loan, the full loan amount is funded upfront. The school makes fixed monthly payments amortized over the duration of the loan. Term loans are between 1 and 5 years and are ideal for capital projects like tenant improvements and other expansion purposes.

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Bridge Financing

Bridge financing is a short-term loan that bridges the gap between a charter school’s current financial resources and the amount of money it needs to complete a specific project. CAM offers bridge financing to charter schools for a variety of purposes including acquiring or renovating a school facility, expanding or improving educational programs, and covering unexpected expenses.

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Pre-Bond Financing

Pre-bond financing is a medium-term financing tool that helps bridge to a bond issuance. CAM loans your school the funds you need for pre-development and other bond issuance related costs. The bond then takes out CAM’s loan.

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Factoring is a short-term financing tool where CAM purchases your school’s future state-aid and advances the capital to you now. Factoring is great to fuel enrollment growth, mitigate state-aid deferrals, and bridge cash gaps. Although factoring is fast and reliable, we recommend using it for urgent situations and as a last resort.

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