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NGVAmerica Regulatory Updates and Funding Opportunities

Tennessee Natural Gas Grant Program

The Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs has issued an invitation to public, non-profit, and private Tennessee-based fleets to apply for the second round of the Tennessee Natural Gas and Propane Vehicle Grant Program. A total of $1.7 million in competitive funding is available.

Each grant will provide up to 70 percent of the incremental purchase cost or vehicle conversion of eligible vehicles, with a maximum grant of $25,000 for each eligible vehicle. The maximum amount that may be awarded to a grantee shall not exceed $250,000. Light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles will be considered eligible, as there will be no gross vehicle weight restrictions or requirements.

Applications must be received on March 15, 2018. Awards are expected to be announced by April 15, 2018, and the expected timeframe for award negotiations will be June 2018. For more details visit the Tennessee DEC website here.

Wyoming DERA Funding

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Emission Reduction Pilot Program recently announced a new funding opportunity. This program applies funding from three different sources—Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funds, Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) funds, and Volkswagen Settlement funds—to provide incentives for projects that make direct emission reduction impacts in Wyoming.

Review the video on the page below and look for the project criteria and application documents on the same page. The first wave of applications are due January 26, 2018 and pertain specifically to DERA funds. After that, check back periodically during 2018 for more funding opportunities soon.

The Wyoming DEQ Notice is available here. If you have questions, contact Brian Hall at brian.hall@wyo.gov.

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