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TCEQ offering $37.8M in grants for natural gas vehicle conversions and purchases

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is accepting applications 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, to include nonattainment areas, affected counties, and other counties inside the triangle area.

Projects eligible for funding under this program must result in at least a 25% reduction of NOx emissions. Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP must be operated in one or more of the eligible counties by the grantee at least 75% of the time.

These Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) grants provide up to $37.8 million to entities that own and operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to replace vehicles with a natural gas vehicle or repower the vehicles with a natural gas engine. 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 webpage.

Applications will be accepted up to 26 May 2017 or until all funding has been awarded, whichever occurs earlier.

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