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TCEQ offers grants for clean transportation and alternative fueling facilities

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 — Up to $6 million available for qualifying businesses and individuals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ContactBrian McGovern
Phone512-239-5003
After Hrs512-839-1142

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced today that the agency is now accepting applications for grants to help defray the costs of building or modifying alternative fueling facilities. Up to $6 million is available to businesses and individuals who qualify.

The facilities will serve as the foundation of a self-sustaining market for alternative fuel in Texas. Developing this network of facilities will create jobs, ensure viable use of clean energy, and will help reduce both air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels.

Grants under the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program offset a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities dispensing natural gas and/or alternative fuels, or the expansion of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities. Eligible fuels for the AFFP include natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, propane, and electricity.

Grants are available in certain parts of the state. A map and list of eligible counties is available on the AFFP webpage.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

The TCEQ has scheduled seven AFFP grant application workshops to review the grant requirements and the application process.

For more information on the grant programs and to access up-to-date information on the application criteria and process, specific geographic eligibility requirements, and copies of the application form, visit www.terpgrants.org or call 800-919-TERP (8377).