TCEQ Offers $2.3 Million in Alternative Fuel Grants

May 3, 2012

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is making available up to $2.3 million in grants to eligible individuals, businesses and governmental entities to provide fueling facilities for alternative fuel in the nonattainment areas of Texas.

The TCEQ Alternative Fueling Facility Program (AFFP) grants are part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, and are offered to eligible entities that intend to build stations dispensing alternative fuels within the EPA defined non-attainment areas of Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, Dallas-Fort Worth, and El Paso. These fueling stations must be located within the county boundaries of the EPA designated non-attainment counties and must be made available to the public.

Eligible projects will offset a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities dispensing alternative fuel to vehicles and equipment, or the substantial reconstruction of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities dispensing alternative fuel to vehicles and equipment.

Eligible alternative fuels will include: biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, natural gas, propane, and electricity. TCEQ will conduct a grant application workshop to review AFFP grant requirements and application procedures for potential applicants. The workshop will be held June 13, 2012, 1:30 p.m. at TCEQ headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building F, Room 2210, Austin, Texas 78753. Additional workshops in other areas of the state are under consideration. Notice will be posted on the TERP webpage if scheduled.

Application deadline is July 31, 2012, 5:00 p.m. CST.