Thursday, April 27, 2017

17 DEP Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants Awarded To Schools, Businesses, Municipalities

Department of Environmental Protection Thursday awarded grants to 17 alternative fuel projects that will save an estimated 650 million gallons of fuel in Pennsylvania.
These Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants will be used to develop and promote the use of alternative fuels and develop supporting infrastructure, improving air quality through alternative fuel use.
“The AFIG program has made tremendous strides in reducing air pollution, improving the quality of the air we breathe, and paying economic dividends through a reduction in the use of gasoline,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. “These grants are awarded to a wide range of projects, both large and small. From purchasing two alternative fuel vehicles to converting entire fleets, these projects show a commitment to make changes that will benefit all Pennsylvanians.”
Nearly $2 million in grants were awarded across the two categories. The awards for vehicles will save approximately 650 thousand gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel annually.
This is the final awarding of AFIG funding for applications submitted in 2016. Nearly $5.5 million was awarded to 43 projects for the calendar year. DEP expects to reopen the AFIG program with next the application submission date due early this summer.
“Places like Lycoming County and the River Valley Transit system will save money on fuel costs and cut down on air pollution, and the Philadelphia Airport will be able to serve customers with electric vehicles with new charging stations,” said Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
The primary goals of the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program are to improve Pennsylvania’s air quality and reduce consumption of imported oil through the use of alternative fuels that will help the Commonwealth's economy and environment.
DEP accepts applications for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects resulting in a cleaner and greener transportation sector within the Commonwealth.
The AFIG Fund was established under Act 166 of 1992 and is administered by the DEP through the Office of Policy.
Click Here for a list of grants awarded.
Cleaner Vehicle Grants Open
There are three other cleaner vehicle grant programs now accepting applications with these deadlines--
For more information on this program, visit DEP’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants webpage.

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