California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) Air Resources Board (ARB) On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program
Designed to finance the purchase or retrofit of heavy-duty diesel trucks driven primarily in California to comply with the State's engine emission standards.
The CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program is a form of loan guaranty, which may provide up to 100% coverage on losses from certain loan defaults. With CalCAP portfolio insurance, a lender is able to cover portions of loans that exceed the risk threshold normally set for business loans. See the CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program Summary for more information.
Since the program’s inception in 2009, CalCAP has contributed $76.3 million to lender loan loss reserve accounts, assisting California small business owners with purchasing more than 10,000 cleaner trucks and at least 595 diesel exhaust retrofits. These 10,000 cleaner trucks is equivalent to taking more than 1 million cars off California roads every year.
If you are an owner of a small fleet of heavy-duty diesel trucks and need to upgrade your engine or exhaust, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program. Check to see if your commercial lender or financial institution participates in CalCAP or find a participating lender. If your financial institution does not currently participate, it is easy for lenders to sign up. Please have your institution complete the Financial Institution Application and send to CalCAP to get started.