The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has called for applications for approximately $1 million in grants to support the installation of publicly accessible alternative fuel infrastructure projects in designated major transportation corridors. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is included.
“Improving the availability of alternative fueling stations not only meets the demand of this growing sector, it also helps reduce the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “It is in Pennsylvania’s interest to improve access to these cleaner options to power our vehicles.”
Amongst the eligible projects are compressed natural gas refueling stations. All projects must be fully accessible to the public and be located within designated alternative fuel corridors.
The funding is made possible through the commonwealth’s FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act. This special solicitation under the AFIG (Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants) Program is designed to provide long-term certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investments.
Individual project awards will provide up to a fifty percent reimbursement and be capped at $500,000. Proposed projects must be standalone and cannot rely on receiving funding from multiple applications. For additional application requirements and restrictions visit the DEP website here.
Applications must be submitted online through the Electronic Single Application system at http://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/. Applications must be received by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019. The grant solicitation may be extended or re-opened at the discretion of DEP.