California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) for Small Business
Designed to provide up to 100% coverage to participating lenders on certain loan defaults.
- Additional California COVID-19 Resources
- Additional COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Employers
- Recapture Participation Form – Effective August 15, 2017
- Program Summary
- CalCAP/Small Business Brochure
- Participating Lending Institutions
- Tools for Lenders
- Program Development
- 2019 Annual Report
- CalCAP Regulations
- Sign Up to Receive CPCFA Information
- Supplemental Severely Affected Community (SAC) Contribution - February 19, 2021
- Supplemental Severely Affected Community (SAC) Contribution – November 19, 2020
- Supplemental Severely Affected Community (SAC) Contribution – September 8, 2020
- July 31, 2020 – CalCAP Emergency Regulations – Approval from Office of Administrative Law
- CalCAP Notice of Emergency Regulations – July 13, 2020
- Supplemental Severely Affected Community (SAC) Contribution – March 9, 2020
The California Capital Access Program for Small Business (CalCAP SB or Program) encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. If you own a small business and need a loan for start-up, expansion or working capital, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Loan Loss Reserve Program. This program helps communities by providing financing to businesses that create jobs and improve the economy.
CalCAP is a loan loss reserve program which may provide up to 100% coverage to participating lenders on losses as a result of certain loan defaults. With CalCAP portfolio support, a lender may be more comfortable underwriting small business loans.
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
- What Financial Institutions Qualify to Participate?
- Financial Institution Application
- Certification to Participate in the California Capital Access Program
Loans, Claims and Reports
- Loan Enrollment Documents
- Change in Loan Terms
- Media Release Authorization