Grants for Light and Medium Vehicles, Propane and EVs Too
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has kicked off its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant program for light and medium duty natural gas vehicles. The AFIG program will provide an estimated $10 million in grants to help companies and organizations purchase or convert medium to light-weight natural gas vehicles.
“During last year’s natural gas vehicle seminars, we heard from many municipal, commercial and non-profit groups that wanted to convert their lighter-weight vehicles to natural gas,” DEP acting secretary Chris Abruzzo said in a release.
“This AFIG grant program will serve that need, helping to purchase or convert patrol cars, passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks,” Abruzzo said.
Non-profit agencies, for-profit companies, commonwealth or municipal authorities, and local transportation organizations are all eligible – with a five-vehicle minimum. Small entities are encouraged to submit aggregate applications in order to qualify.
Propane and EVs, Trains and Boats
Grant funds are available for the conversion or purchase of natural gas vehicles weighing less than 14,000 pounds, as well as the conversion or purchase of electric, propane or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size.
“Grant applications will also be accepted for innovation in alternative fuel transportation, including non-road vehicles, such as natural gas-powered trains or marine vessels,” DEP says. “Innovation includes research, training, development and demonstration of new applications or next phase technology related to the development and use of alternative transportation fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.”
Bids are due July 26. Grants will be awarded in the autumn.
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Source: Pennsylvania DEP with Fleets & Fuels follow-up