Treasurer Sprague Announces OMAP Deal Savings for the City of Wapakoneta
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Market Access Program (OMAP) administered by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has helped the City of Wapakoneta (Auglaize County) enter the market to refinance outstanding debt and save an estimated $106,190 in interest costs.
“OMAP is a powerful tool that helps local governments save money when financing critical infrastructure projects,” said Treasurer Sprague. “The program continues to help communities stretch their dollars, and we’re proud to provide significant savings for Wapakoneta’s taxpayers.”
The OMAP credit enhancement allowed the City of Wapakoneta to achieve meaningful interest cost savings. The original note was issued to fund the construction of new substations, add an upgraded transmission, and other electrical system improvements. This is the city’s fourth consecutive year participating in the program.
OMAP is a credit enhancement program that leverages the state’s excess liquidity and high short-term credit rating to help improve market access and lower borrowing rates for local governments. Since its 2014 launch, OMAP has supported more than 200 deals, ranging from $390,000 to over $100 million. There have been no defaults, and to date, OMAP has generated more than $4 million in estimated savings for local governments.
Any government subdivision in good fiscal standing, including cities, villages, school districts, counties, townships, and special districts, issuing short-term debt is eligible to participate. For more information, visit https://omap.ohio.gov/.
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $29 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.