California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
Did You Know?
CDLAC’s programs have resulted in the allocation of more than $65 billion of private activity tax-exempt bonds to over 220 municipal, state, and joint powers authority issuers.
Federal law limits how much tax-exempt debt a state can issue in a calendar year for private projects that have a qualified public benefit. This cap is determined by a population-based formula. CDLAC was created to set and allocate California’s annual debt ceiling, and administer the State’s tax-exempt bond program to issue the debt. CDLAC’s programs are used to finance affordable housing developments for low-income Californians, build solid waste disposal and waste recycling facilities, and finance direct loans used by in-need college students and their parents.