Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant now open

Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant now open

Apr 29, 2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Energy Programs Office announced an opportunity to apply for grants under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG) to improve the Commonwealth's air quality and reduce consumption of imported oil, through the use of homegrown alternative fuels that will help the State's economy and environment. The Department is seeking applications for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects resulting in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within this Commonwealth. 

Approximately $6 million in grants will be available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth to support:

 • Incremental cost expenses relative to retrofitting vehicles to operate on alternative fuels as a bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicle.

 • Incremental cost expenses to purchase bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicles.

 • The cost to purchase and install the necessary fleet refueling or workplace, home or intermediary refueling equipment for bi-fuel, dual-fuel, hybrid or dedicated vehicles.

 • The cost to perform research, training, development and demonstration of new applications or next-phase technology related to alternative fuel vehicles.

The program guidelines and application instructions are available on the Department's AFIG website. Applications will be accepted online through the Department of Community and Economic Development eGrants system at http://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/.

 The application period opened Friday, April 26, 2019, and will remain open throughout 2019. The Department will collect and review applications received by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, and 4 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.