Driving Clean Assistance Program’ Grant Opportunity

January 11 2021

Travis Credit Union Partners with Community Housing Development Corporation to Promote ‘Driving Clean Assistance Program’ Grant Opportunity
Providing Grants for Clean Vehicles in the Bay Area

Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union and Community Housing Development Corporation have partnered to promote the launch of CHDC’s ‘Driving Clean Assistance Program’ as part of the Light-Duty Financing Assistance in Disadvantaged Communities pilot project. This project allows CHDC to provide financial assistance of up to $5,000, enabling consumers to purchase advanced technology (plug-in, hybrid and battery electric) vehicles.


The DCAP program is part of the California Climate Investments Initiative, a statewide program to reduce greenhouse gases while providing local benefits to California neighborhoods, with an emphasis on disadvantaged communities.


Richmond-based CHDC has a proven track record of increasing affordable housing and economic opportunities for lower-income residents. “One of our objectives is to ensure more Californians in the counties we serve have access to the clean vehicles, as well as free financial education training through our partnership with TCU,” said Donald Gilmore, executive director, CHDC.


TCU is offering a free three-part educational webinar series for individuals to learn everything about how to apply for the grant, as well as details about owning and financing an electric vehicle.  Each webinar will allow time for participants to submit live questions and interact with the presenter.  The free three-part ‘Driving Clean Assistance Program’ educational webinar series is scheduled as follows:


Part One:  Providing Grants for Clean Vehicles in the Bay Area
January 13, 11a.m. (PST)

The introductory webinar will cover the basics, including eligibility, selecting the right electric car for you, and making your next auto purchase sustainable and straightforward.  Click here to register.


Part Two:  What is an Advanced Technology Vehicle?
January 21, 11a.m. (PST)
This webinar will cover the details of owning an electric vehicle, including charging stations, fuel savings and purchasing considerations. Click here to register.


Part Three:  How to Finance Your Vehicle
February 3, 11a.m. (PST)
The final webinar explores the various financing pathways of purchasing or leasing your vehicle and applying for the grant as a down-payment. Click here to register.


“In 2021 and beyond, TCU will continue to be defined by our Awesome Cause – which is to change lives and lift communities through financial wellness,” said Cynthia McGuire, vice president of Consumer Lending.  “In the coming decade for California, TCU will support initiatives, much like the green energy programs, that weave into the overall fabric of financial wellness.”


For additional free financial education opportunities, please visit traviscu.org/webinars.

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Merced, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 13th largest credit union in California with more than 214,000 members and more than $3.9 billion in assets.