Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant (ERIG) & Workshops

A new grant opportunity just opened up through the TCEQ called the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant to replace older dirty diesel vehicles and equipment with cleaner options like alternative fuels. The grant pot of money is $50 million. Grants may pay up to 80% of the incremental cost for replacement and 50% for on-site refueling infrastructure.

There are propane OEM platforms that could qualify for this program dependent on how old of a diesel you or your fleet customer are replacing including the following propane-powered vehicles: the Bluebird School Bus, MicroBird, Collins School Bus, Thomas buses, Freightliner chassis, as well as some Roush trucks and vans. Must be over 8,500 lbs. The vehicle you or your fleet replaced must be destroyed.

The eligible counties include:

o             Austin Area: Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, and Hays Counties

o             Beaumont-Port Arthur: Hardin, Orange, and Jefferson Counties.

o             Corpus Christi Area: Nueces and San Patricio Counties.

o             Dallas-Fort Worth: Denton, Collin, Tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Parker, and Wise Counties.

o             Houston-Galveston-Brazoria: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers,Galveston, and Harris Counties.

o             San Antonio Area: Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, and Bexar Counties.

o             Tyler-Longview: Upshur, Gregg, Rusk, Smith and Harrison Counties.

o             Victoria Area: Victoria County.

Learn more about the grant and program requirements by attending a workshop. Workshops are free of charge and registration is not required.

HOUSTON:   September 23, 2014

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter Drive
Houston, Texas 77042

AUSTIN:   September 24, 2014

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
TCEQ’s Austin Office
Building F, Room 2210
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

ARLINGTON: September 30, 2014

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Arlington Public Library- George W. Hawkes Central Library
101 East Abram Street
Arlington, TX 76010

SAN ANTONIO: October 2, 2014

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Alamo Area Council of Governments
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78217

Grant applications must be received by December 2, 2014. For more information, please visit  http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/airquality/terp or call 800-919-TERP (8377).