California Pollution Control Financing Authority

Heavy-Duty Vehicle
Air Quality Loan Program

Designed to finance the purchase of heavy-duty 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 loan loss reserve program, which may provide up to 100% coverage on losses from certain loan defaults. With CalCAP portfolio support, a lender may be more comfortable underwriting small business loans to small fleet owners. See the CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program Summary for more information.

In a funding partnership that began in 2009 with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CalCAP has contributed $164 million to support more than 32,000 loans to assist California small business owners purchase more than 33,000 cleaner trucks, which is the equivalent of removing 9 million passenger cars from the road and 148 tons per year of particulate matter.

If you are an owner of a small fleet of heavy-duty trucks and need to upgrade your engine, 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.

Borrowers will need to contact a Participating Lending Institution to start the CalCAP loan enrollment process

Lender Sign Up for the Program

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