Reminder: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Applications Due To DEP Dec. 11
The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants to support innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects resulting in cleaner advanced alternative transportation. (formal notice)
The deadline for applications is December 11.
Approximately $5 million in grants will be available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in the Commonwealth to support:
— Incremental cost expenses relative to retrofitting vehicles to operate on alternative fuels as a bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicle.
— Incremental cost expenses to purchase bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicles.
— The cost to purchase and install the necessary fleet refueling or workplace, home or intermediary refueling equipment for bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicles.
— The cost to perform research, training, development and demonstration of new applications or next-phase technology related to alternative fuel vehicles.
Priorities for funding:
— Zero emission vehicle projects.
— Renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle and infrastructure projects.
— Publicly accessible alternative fuel refueling infrastructure projects.
— Projects located in environmental justice areas.
Changes to the AFIG Program for 2020 for the Vehicle Retrofit and Purchase projects category are:
— Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are not eligible; only battery electric vehicles are eligible.
— Vehicle retrofits and conversions are only eligible for new vehicles.
— Extra consideration will be given to natural gas vehicle projects involving RNG.
For more information, visit DEP’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant webpage. Questions should be directed to DEP’s Energy Programs Office at 717-705-0374.