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Posted on: April 16, 2021

NOW OPEN: Governmental Alternative Fuel Fleet Grant Program

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) program is now accepting applications for the Governmental Alternative Fuel Fleet (GAFF) grant program.  Up to $6 million is available on a competitive basis for projects to purchase or lease new on-road vehicles that operate on the following alternative fuels: 

  • compressed natural gas; 
  • liquefied natural gas; 
  • liquefied petroleum gas (propane); 
  • hydrogen fuel cells; or 
  • electricity, including electricity to power fully electric motor vehicles and plug-in hybrid motor vehicles. 

Up to 10% of awarded funds may be granted for the purchase, lease, or installation of refueling infrastructure or equipment, or refueling services in conjunction with an eligible vehicle purchase or lease.

GAFF applications must be received by 12:00 a.m. Central Time on June 15, 2021. 

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants include state agencies, counties, municipalities, school districts, junior college districts, river authorities, water districts or other special districts, or other political subdivisions that own and operate a fleet of more than 15 motor vehicles.  Eligible applicants may include a commercial mass transit or school transportation provider that operates on the behalf of a school district or county transportation system.

Eligible Areas:

Grants under this solicitation will be available statewide, but priority will be given to projects located in or near nonattainment areas and in affected counties.  

Grant Amounts:

TCEQ has established pre-determined grant amounts for the purchase or lease of eligible vehicles.  Grant amounts by vehicle class are provided below. 

  • Class 1 Vehicles - $15,000
  • Class 2-3 Vehicles - $20,000
  • Class 4-6 Vehicles - $35,000
  • Class 7-8 Vehicles - $70,000

Grant Documents: 

Copies of the Request for Grant Applications, Application Forms, and a sample contract are available at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/terp/gaff.

Join the Webinar: 

TCEQ will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 and Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00pm C.T.  Webinars will be free and open to the public.  Please RSVP, including the date of the webinar you plan to attend, to terp@tceq.texas.gov to receive instructions for joining the webinar. 

Contact Information: 

Please contact TCEQ at 800-919-TERP (8377) or by email at terp@tceq.texas.gov with any questions.

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