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Grant money available to make school buses cleaner

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 – from TCEQ

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced today that grant applications are now being accepted from schools statewide to retrofit eligible diesel-powered school buses with emissions-reduction technology. This grant opportunity is open to all public and charter schools in Texas that operate one or more diesel-powered school buses.

A total of $3 million is available to reimburse school districts for installing pollution-control retrofits on older diesel school buses.

While a school district may apply for any amount of funding, the TCEQ has limited funds and will review applications on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application is November 21. More than 7,100 buses across the state have been retrofitted since the beginning of the Texas Clean School Bus Program in 2008.

For detailed information, please visit the Clean School Bus Web page, or call 512-239-3100.

Light-duty Incentive Program, Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program

the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive (LDPLI) Program to be a statewide program to provide financial incentives up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of eligible new vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or electric drives (plug-in).

Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP)

This grant program provides incentives for owners of large fleets of vehicles in Texas to replace diesel-powered vehicles with alternative-fueled or hybrid vehicles. The TCFP is currently accepting grant applications. Applications must be submitted by October 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Attend a workshop, or Apply

Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

The TNGVGP provides grants to encourage an entity that owns and operates a heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle to repower the vehicle with a natural gas engine or replace the vehicle with a natural gas vehicle. Grant applicants must go through a Participating Dealer under contract with the TCEQ to apply.