Friday, May 26, 2017

DEP Now Accepting Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Applications

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants.  The are two rounds of grant deadlines-- July 14 and December 15.  (formal notice)
The grants are designed to improve air quality in this Commonwealth and reduce consumption of imported oil by using homegrown alternative fuels that will also benefit the economy and environment..
The Department is seeking applications for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation.
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:
-- 50 percent of incremental cost expenses relative to retrofitting vehicles to operate on alternative fuels as a bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicle.
-- 50 percent of 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.
Also Still Available
-- Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates available for battery and plug-in electric vehicles. June 30 deadline.
For more information, visit DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants webpage.
(Photo: Tesla-Weis Markets electric vehicle charging station at Union Deposit Store Harrisburg.)

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