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Posted on: November 22, 2019

TCEQ Announces New Round of Grants for Alternative Fueling Facilities

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced that up to $12 million in grants is available for eligible individuals, businesses, and governmental entities to build or expand alternative fueling facilities in Texas!

The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan’s (TERP) Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP) provides financial incentives for entities to provide alternative fueling facilities within the state’s Clean Transportation Zone to serve as a foundation for a self-sustaining market for alternative fuel vehicles in the state. In the AACOG Region, the Clean Transportation Zone includes Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson Counties. 

AFFP grants are available for the construction of new alternative fueling facilities or the expansion of existing facilities to provide new services or fueling capacity.  Eligible fuel types include compressed natural gas and/or liquefied natural gas; propane; biodiesel; methanol; hydrogen; and electricity.

Applications must be received and date-stamped at the front desk, Room 1301, 1st floor of Building F on the premises of the TCEQ no later than 5:00 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  This application window for this grant is much shorter than other TERP grants, so the sooner you begin the application process, the better.  Awards will not be given on a first-come, first-served basis like other TERP grants; rather, each application will be scored based on meeting AFFP program priorities.  

The TCEQ has scheduled an AFFP grant application workshop to review the grant requirements and the application process.  There is also a webinar scheduled for those that can't make it to the in-person meeting.  See details below.

WEBINAR: TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
RSVP to TERP@tceq.texas.gov (required)
Meeting link will be sent to participants via email on the day of the webinar.

SAN ANTONIO: MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (No RSVP needed)
Alamo Area Council of Governments
8700 Tesoro Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217

To access the Request for Grant Applications and other application documents, please visit https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/terp/ctt.html.  If you have questions or would like application assistance, contact Lyle Hufstetler at 210-376-9901 or lhufstetler@aacog.com.

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