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TCEQ Announces New Round of Grants for Alternative Fuel and/or Natural Gas Fueling Stations

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced today that up to $6 million dollars in grants is being made available to eligible individuals, businesses, and governmental entities to continue the development of a network of natural gas and/or other alternative fuel fueling stations to serve as a foundation for a self-sustaining market for alternative fuel vehicles in Texas.

The Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP) grants are part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, and are offered to eligible entities that intend to build, own, and operate alternative fuel and/or natural gas fueling stations in the Clean Transportation Zone. Effective September 1, 2017, the Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC) Chapters 393 and 394 were amended to combine the AFFP and the Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) programs.

AFFP grants 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 compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG); biodiesel; hydrogen; methanol; propane (LPG); and electricity.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CSTTuesday, January 16, 2018.

The TCEQ has scheduled eight AFFP grant application workshops to review the grant requirements and the application process. Please RSVP to Camen Gupta, Program Coordinator, at camen.gupta@tceq.texas.gov.

EL PASO:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Rio Grande Council of Governments (Main Conference Room)
8037 Lockheed Drive, Suite 100
El Paso, Texas 79925

• TYLER:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 2017
9:00 a.m.
TCEQ Region 5 Office, Large Conference Room
2916 Teague Dr.
Tyler, Texas 75701

ARLINGTON:

THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 2017
9 a.m.
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

LAREDO:

TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 2017
9 a.m.
Laredo Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom
2310 San Bernardo Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78040

CORPUS CHRISTI:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017
9 a.m.
Coastal Bend COG, Large Conference Room
2910 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78408

SAN ANTONIO:

MONDAY, NOV. 20, 2017
9 a.m.
8700 Tesoro Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78217

AUSTIN:

TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2017
9 a.m.
TCEQ’s Austin Office
Building E, 2nd Floor, Room 254S
12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753

HOUSTON:

TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 2017
9 a.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council, Conference Room A
3555 Timmons, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77027

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).

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