An estimated $10 million in grants is now available through the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program for organizations, non-profit agencies, for profit companies, commonwealth or municipal authorities and local transportation organizations. The grant funds available will include an opportunity to propose projects which will convert or purchase natural gas vehicles weighing less than 14,000 pounds as well as convert or purchase electric, propane, or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size.
As done with the heavy-duty NGV grants, applicants interested in purchasing or converting one or two alternative fuel vehicles will be encouraged to join forces and aggregate into a single application to satisfy the five vehicle minimum required for application.
Applications will also be accepted for innovation in alternative fuel transportation, including non-road vehicles, such as natural gas-powered trains or marine vessels.
Applications are being accepted online only, using DCNR’s eGrant system – www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us. The deadline to submit an application is July 26, 2013 at 4 p.m. Grants will be awarded in the fall.
Link to complete guidance document package – http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-11551
Link DEP Policy on Clean Alternative Fuel Conversion Systems – http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-86214/PCV%20Conversion%20Policy%20Final%20Revised.pdf