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Propane Council of Texas Offering Grant Writing Assistance
AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Propane Council of Texas is happy to announce the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently accepting grant applications for cleaner school buses, shuttle buses and transit buses under the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) in Austin area, Beaumont-Port Arthur area, Dallas-Fort Worth area, El Paso, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area and San Antonio area.
From the $209 million allocated to Texas for TxVEMP, TCEQ has allocated $58M for its first grant round for buses. Entities operating buses 51% in a qualifying area replacing a model year 2009 diesel bus with new model year cleaner school bus may qualify for a Texas VW grant.
The Propane Council of Texas, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 educational foundation, is dedicated to informing school districts, transits, and shuttle operators on cleaner-burning propane school buses, shuttles and transit buses. Propane buses emit up to 90 percent fewer nitrogen oxides (NOX) than a clean diesel bus. NOx are a significant contributor to smog and pollution and those switching to more environmentally-friendly propane buses can not only contribute to greener schools and communities but save money by qualifying and applying for VW funding.
The Council is committed to helping schools, transit authorities and others who want to make the switch to cleaner propane autogas and apply for the grants by offering complimentary grant consultation and grant writing services for those that qualify for VW in Texas that want to switch to propane.
Currently, more than 17,000 propane school buses are operating across the United States with over 3,000 in Texas, the leader in propane school bus adoption.
TxVEMP funding is going fast with over a one-third of the funds have already been applied for. School districts, transits, and shuttle operators in qualifying areas of Texas interested in making the switch to propane autogas can learn more about the benefits of propane school buses at www.fuelingtexas.com and contact the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (800)325-7427 as soon as possible for complimentary grant consultation and grant writing assistance.
SOURCE Propane Council of Texas
The IC Bus Grant Program will offer qualifying school districts throughout the United States and Canada $5,000 in grants per newly purchased propane-powered CE Series school buses. This grant gives those school districts that would like or are planning to make the switch to propane more flexibility in their purchase decision. The grant can be used towards items such as buying additional buses, investing in new technology, hiring additional drivers, infrastructure updates to maintenance facilities, among other uses that the school district prioritizes.
“With today’s advanced propane-powered buses offering an added dimension of environmental benefit, IC Bus is committed to doing what’s right for our customers and for the environment, to create a better world by creating better buses,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus. “School districts frequently stress to us their desire to pursue environmentally friendly fuel choices. The IC Bus Grant Program reaffirms our commitment to continue developing affordable, reliable, safe and environmentally beneficial school bus options.”
The IC Bus® CE Series school bus powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine is purpose-built for the school bus industry. The CE Series with PSI propane engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds, while lowering emissions and reducing maintenance costs.
For complete IC Bus Grant Program rules, contact your IC Bus dealer or visit http://www.icbus.com.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.