Up to $4 million in grants available for qualifying applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017, or until all funds are awarded.
The TCEQ Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) Program is still accepting grant applications for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP). The grants encourage individuals, businesses, governments, and other entities operating at eligible seaports and Class I rail yards located in the state’s air quality nonattainment areas to replace their on-road vehicles, non-road yard trucks, or other cargo handling equipment.
Applicants may be eligible for funding if, for at least two years preceding the submission date of the application, the applicant has:
- Owned or leased the on-road vehicle, non-road yard truck, or other cargo handling equipment eligible to be replaced under the program; and
- Operated the vehicle or equipment at one or more of the designated seaports or rail yards for a minimum of 200 visits or days of operation per year for the preceding two years. Designated seaports and railyards include terminals and facilities located at the Port of Houston, Port of Galveston, Port of Freeport, Dallas-Fort Worth area, El Paso area, and participating facilities of the Houston Ship Channel Security District. A list of designated seaports and railyards will be available on the web at www.terpgrants.org.
Up to 80% of the cost to replace eligible vehicles or equipment may be awarded to activities that will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and other pollutants, including particulate matter (PM), at these facilities and in the nonattainment areas and other affected counties.
Grant applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the earlier of 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017, or until all available funds have been awarded. For detailed information on how to apply, and for access to DTIP grant application forms, go to: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/terp/drayage-truck-incentive-program-dtip, or call toll-free at 1-800-919-TERP (8377).