The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has announced that up to $5.9 million in grants is being made available to encourage entities that operate large fleets of vehicles in Texas to replace diesel-powered vehicles with alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
The TCEQ Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP) grants are part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, and are available to owners of fleets of 75 or more vehicles operated in Texas. Grant applicants must commit to replace at least 20 diesel-powered vehicles with hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles.
Projects eligible for funding under this program must result in a reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions of at least 25%. Eligible projects may be limited to certain counties in Texas.
The eligible alternative fuels under this program are:
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG);
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG);
- Propane (LPG); and
- Methanol (M85).
The TCEQ has scheduled four TCFP grant application workshops to review the grant requirements and the application process. All workshops are free and no registration is required:
Austin: September 19, 2016
TCEQ’s Austin Office
Building F, 4th Floor, Room 4118
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753
Arlington: September 20, 2016
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
Longview: September 21, 2016
Longview Public Library, Moeschile Meeting Room
222 West Cotton Street
Longview, TX 75601
For up-to-date information on scheduled workshops, the grant application process, eligibility requirements, and copies of the application forms for the TCFP, visit the TERP web site, www.terpgrants.org or call 800-919-TERP (8377).