TCEQ to Hold Workshops for Public Alternative Fueling Station Grants
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced that up to $7.6 million in grants is being made available to eligible individuals, businesses, and governmental entities to continue the development of a network of public alternative-fuel stations in Texas.
The Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP) grant is a part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP), and is offered to eligible entities that intend to build, own and operate alternative-fuel fueling stations in eligible Texas counties. The 19 counties are only in Ozone non-attainment areas and include the El Paso area, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area.
While the grant is available to both public and private entities, the station must be open to the public and accessible Monday-Friday at least 8 hours a day.
The grants can fund ‘up to’ $600,000 OR 50% of eligible expenses of fueling station. AFFP grants offset a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities dispensing alternative fuels, or the substantial reconstruction of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities dispensing alternative fuels. Eligible alternative fuels for the AFFP include biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, natural gas, propane, and electricity.
The TCEQ has scheduled four AFFP grant application workshops to review the grant requirements and the application process. Reservations are not required.
Below are the workshops:
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 – Austin, 1:30-3:00 p.m
TCEQ headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building F, Room 2210
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 – Houston, 1:30-3:00p.m.
Tracy Gee Community Center, AR-1, 3599 Westcenter Drive
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 – San Antonio, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Alamo Area Council of Governments, Al J. Notzon, III Board Room, 8700 Tesoro Drive
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 – Arlington, 1:30-3:00p.m.
North Central Texas Council of Governments, Metroplex Conference Room
616 Six Flags Drive, Centerpoint II
Please note part of the workshop will be for CNG grants and the other part will be for all alternative fuels including propane autogas. For more information on the grant program and to access up-to-date information on the application process, specific geographic eligibility requirements, and copies of all application forms for the program, visit www.terpgrants.org or call 800-919-TERP (8377).