TCEQ Providing Grants for NGV Conversions and Purchases in Texas
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced that applications are now being accepted for the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP) to improve air quality. Grants are available in one or more of the counties listed under the Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) program.
Projects eligible for funding under this program must result in at least a 25 percent reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, which combine with other constituents and sunlight to form ozone. Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP must be operated in one or more of the eligible counties by the grantee at least 75 percent of the time.
The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) grants provide up to $37.8 million to entities that own and operate medium or heavy duty vehicles to replace or repower vehicles to operate on natural gas. Grant applicants must go through a participating dealer under contract with the TCEQ in order to apply. An updated list of participating dealers and eligible counties is available on the TERP website.
The TERP grant program continues to be an important program, and it once again demonstrates Texas’ support for NGV related programs. For additional information on the grant application process, eligibility requirements, and copies of the application forms for the TNGVGP, visit www.terpgrants.org or call 800.919. 8377.
Applications will be accepted up to May 26, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., or until all funding has been awarded, whichever occurs earlier.