The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for Nitrogen Tire Inflation System Grants under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program.
Applications are due August 28.
The primary goals of this direct reimbursement Grant Program are to help improve vehicle fuel economy while reducing the consumption of imported oil, and to potentially extend vehicle tire wear over time. Deployment of fuel saving technologies also provides for opportunities to better manage our fuel and natural resources in a way that also improves our environment and enhances our quality of life.
Funds awarded under the Grants Program can be used to reimburse a portion of the cost to purchase systems that deliver at least 95 percent nitrogen purity according to manufacturer specifications.
Eligible applicants include automotive service providers who sell tires in the Commonwealth. Eligible applicants with 50 percent match of the total system cost may request up to $5,000 reimbursement for systems purchased and installed after July 1, 2008.
DEP said applications and guidelines will be posted on their website.
The application package including guidance, instructions and application forms are also available by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, 717-783-8411. (formal notice)