California Pollution Control Financing Authority

California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) California Air Resources Board (CARB) 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 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.

Since the program’s inception in 2009, CalCAP has contributed $103 million to lender loan loss reserve accounts, assisting California small business owners with the purchase of 20,547 trucks and the retrofit of an additional 620. Upgrading 21,000 trucks is the equivalent of removing more than three million polluting cars from the state’s roadways each 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.

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