Act Fast! Propane Grants Expiring Soon

The state of Texas and other organizations have NON-COMPETITIVE grants for propane (LPG) vehicles, trucks and buses. These grant programs’ deadlines are quickly approaching. The deadline to get all paperwork in for the state programs is May 31, 2019. Interested parties should not wait. Funding is first come, first serve and could run out or be swept before the deadline. We might not get an opportunity like this until closer to 2020 if funds are approved by the Texas Legislature.

The first program is the Light Duty Vehicle Incentive Program. This program is the most flexible of all the state programs. Light Duty Vehicle Incentive Program Highlights

  • $5,000 per propane vehicle
  • No region restrictions. Program is statewide.
  • No replacement is required.
  • Purchase of new propane vehicle (dedicated or bi-fuel) required.
  • Vehicle must be under 10,000 lbs.
  • If converted, must be done within first 500 miles.
  • LPG vehicle or LPG conversion must be on state’s list, click here.

The second program and the one with the largest incentive is the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program where propane is an eligible fuel for the program.

Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program Highlights

  • You must be in one of 80+ counties, click here to view eligibility map.
  • Old vehicle you are replacing must be MY 2007 or older.
  • Old vehicle you are replacing must have run on either gasoline or diesel.
  • There cannot be a lapse in the old vehicle registration more than 30 days in 2 years.
  • New vehicle must be a dedicated propane vehicle (mono fuel)
  • Grant amounts range from over $1,000 – $100,000 per vehicle
  • The older the vehicle, the higher the GVWR, the bigger the payout.
  • GVWR 8,501lbs – 33,000 lbs.
  • GVWR must be like for like
  • Replacement and destruction of the old vehicle is required.

Have a vehicle over 10,000 lbs. you want to purchase, but do not have a vehicle to replace? The last program open at this time is not from the state it is from us, the Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) and could help you. The Council has a fleet incentive program open to select fleets.

ProCOT Propane Vehicle Incentive Program Highlights

  • $7,500 per eligible propane vehicle that will be operated in Texas
  • $20,000 lifetime cap per fleet
  • Eligible entities include government, local government & non-propane business fleets
  • No region restrictions. Program is statewide.
  • No replacement required.
  • No GVWR restrictions.
  • For new propane vehicle purchases or conversions under 40,000 miles
  • Dedicated and bi-fuel both eligible
  • Vehicle and conversion kits must be EPA or CARB certified

If you believe you qualify for one or more of these programs, please reach out to the staff at the Propane Council of Texas at info@propancounciloftexas.org or at (800)325-7427. We provide complimentary grant writing services to eligible entities in Texas seeking propane vehicle grants.