The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has continued its support for the State’s natural gas fuel for transportation industry by offering another round of grants, this time totalling USD 15.474 million. Successful applicants will repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline powered vehicles with natural gas engines, or new natural gas vehicles.
Grants will be awarded only to applicants who will operate their repowered or new vehicle in one or more of the Clean Transportation Zone counties. These grants are designed to help reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from mobile sources, support programs that encourage the use of alternative fuels, and help keep the air in Texas clean.
Applications close Thursday, May 31, 2019, 5:00 pm CST, or until all grant funding is awarded.
Individuals, corporations, organizations, governments, governmental subdivisions or agencies, business trusts, partnerships, associations or any legal entity is eligible to apply. Applicants may be eligible for the maximum grant amount or 90 percent of the eligible costs, whichever is lower. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Exceptions to some of the program requirements may be granted to applicants replacing or repowering vehicles or engines destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
The list of eligible natural gas vehicles, engines, and conversion systems is available at www.terpgrants.org.