In the U.S. State of Ohio, the General Assembly passed House Bill 390, an omnibus state budget correction bill, which contains provision to allocate $5 million to the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Program. This is the cornerstone of the financial incentives package for natural gas and propane vehicles that has been among Clean Fuels Ohio’s highest policy priorities.
The bill will go to the Governor’s office for his signature within the next couple of weeks and, assuming it is signed by Governor Kasich, the funding will be awarded in grants covering a portion of incremental costs for new vehicle acquisitions and conversions. Both public and private fleets will be eligible to apply.
Clean Fuels Ohio, a non-profit organization that aims to improve air quality and health, reduce environmental pollution, and strengthen Ohio’s economy by helping businesses, governments, non-profits and individuals transition to cleaner, domestic fuels and energy-saving vehicles, lobbied and rallied support for the Bill.
Once signed into law, Clean Fuels Ohio anticipates that the Ohio EPA will administer the grant program and determine the rules for compliance.
(Source: Clean Fuels Ohio)