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Code of Federal Regulations Title 7. Agriculture § 7.5001.115 Ineligible projects—general

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The Agency will not issue a loan guarantee under this part for any of the projects identified in this section, unless otherwise noted. The following are ineligible projects for the CF, WWD, B & I and REAP programs:

(a) Any investment or arbitrage, or any speculative real estate investment other than cooperative stock, transferable stock, cooperative equity in accordance with § 5001.140 and NMTC projects in accordance with § 5001.141.

(b) Golf courses and golf course infrastructure, including par–3 and executive golf courses;  racetracks or facilities for the conduct of races by animals, professional or amateur drivers or jockeys;  for-profit zoos or safaris;  and publicly-owned or non-profit amusement parks, water parks, and similar recreational type facilities inherently commercial in nature and primarily used for recreational purposes.

(c) Motion pictures and theatrical productions.

(d) Funding of political or lobbying activities.

(e) Guaranteeing loans made by other Federal agencies, lines of credit, or lease payments.

(f) Projects that the Agency determines create, directly or indirectly, a conflict of interest.

(g) Properties to be used for primarily commercial rental when the borrower has no control over tenants and services offered, except for industrial-site infrastructure development.

(h) Projects that utilize technology, equipment, or systems that are not commercially available.

(i) Projects that will violate the requirements of 7 CFR part 1970, or any statutes or Executive Orders regarding environmental requirements.

(j) Projects used primarily for the purpose of housing Federal, State, or quasi–Federal agencies, unless it is typical of the area for communities to provide this space.

(k) Community antenna television and radio services or facilities.

(l) Telephone systems.

(m) New combined sanitary and storm water sewer facilities.

(n) Owner-occupied housing.

(o) Loans on which the interest is excludable from income under current or a successor statute of the Internal Revenue Code. Funds generated through the issuance of tax-exempt obligations cannot be used to purchase the guaranteed portion of any Agency guaranteed loan and an Agency guaranteed loan cannot serve as collateral for a tax-exempt issue.

(p) Residential EEI projects.

(q) Except as provided in § 5001.106(d), residential RES projects.

(r) Loans supporting inherently religious activities, such as worship, religious instruction, proselytization, or to pay costs associated with acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of structures for inherently religious activities, including the financing of multi-purpose facilities where religious activities will be among the activities conducted. However, religious organizations may participate in projects eligible for funding under section 306(a)(24) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, 7 U.S.C. 1926(a)(24), provided they do not use Agency assistance for inherently religious activities in accordance with 7 CFR part 16, “Equal Opportunity for Religious Organizations.”

(s) Self-storage facilities.

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