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.
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).