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The Texas Clean School Bus (TCSB) Program is offering grants to replace or retrofit school buses in Texas

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) TCSB. Approximately $6.2 million in grants is available state-wide for school districts, charter schools, and transportation systems provided by countywide school districts, to replace or retrofit school buses operating on a regular daily route to and from school.

Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis to reimburse up to 80% of the cost to replace a school bus with a newer, cleaner model, and up to 100% of the cost to retrofit a school bus.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2020 or until all funding is awarded.

For more information on the grant program and to access up-to-date information on the application criteria and process, or to receive copies of the application forms, visit www.terpgrants.org 

TCEQ TERP Grant Programs and Opening Dates

FY 2020
FUNDING
OPENING
DATE
Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentive (ERIG)
Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants
$30.2MSummer of 2020
Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grants Program (TNGVGP)$7.7MOpen now
Seaport & Rail Yard Areas Emissions Reduction Program (SPRY)$4.6MEarly 2020
Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP)$3.9MEarly Spring 2020
Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (LDPLIP)$3.8MOpen now
Port Authorities Studies & Pilot Programs$500,000Winter 2019
Texas Clean School Bus Program (TCSB)$3.1MWinter 2019
Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP)$6MOpen now
New Technology Implementation Grant (NTIG)$2.3MSpring 2020
Governmental Alternative Fuel Fleet Grant Program (GAFF)$3MSpring 2020

Grants to replace or repower heavy-duty or medium-duty vehicles or engines

TCEQ is accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grants Program (TNGVGP). Individuals, businesses, and governmental entities that currently operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles in Texas are invited to repower the vehicles with a natural gas or propane engine or replace the vehicle with a new natural gas or propane powered vehicle. Applications will be accepted until  February 26, 2021, or until all available funds are awarded.

Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program

The Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program (LDPLIP) provides rebates statewide to persons who purchase or lease an eligible new light-duty motor vehicle powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or hydrogen fuel cell or other electric drive (plug-in or plug-in hybrid).
The program is now open and will accept applications until January 7, 2021 or until funds are allocated. 

Upgrade or replace your refuse haulers!

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program is now accepting applications under the second round of funding with more than $41 million available to replace or repower vehicles configured to collect and transport municipal solid waste (refuse vehicles).
Eligible vehicles include Class 7 and 8 refuse vehicles powered by a diesel engine of a model year 1992-2009. Refuse vehicles may include garbage trucks, recycling trucks, roll-off trucks, dump trucks, grapple trucks, and chipper trucks. An eligible refuse vehicle may be replaced or repowered with a new all-electric, diesel, or alternative fuel vehicle or engine. 
Find the application and details here.
Applications will be accepted until October 8, 2020, or until all funds have been awarded.

Suburban Propane $5,000 School Bus Rebate

Their Environmental Improvement Rebate can provide qualified districts up to a $5,000 rebate* toward every new school bus fueled by propane autogas when you become a Suburban Propane Customer.
*Terms and conditions apply. Click here for details.

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