Texas makes $11.8 million available for alternative fuel and natural gas grants

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently announced it is accepting applications for grants to support projects developing the state’s alternative fuel and natural gas fueling station infrastructure under the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan. 

The TCEQ issued a joint request for grants for two programs, the Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) and Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP), which have similar goals and requirements. Both programs make funds available to offset the costs of construction or substantial reconstruction for fueling facilities. The CTT program covers natural gas and liquefied natural gas stations, while the AFFP covers biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, natural gas, propane and electricity. 

Applicants, including individuals, businesses and governmental organizations, can apply for the grant funding by filling in a joint application form, which will allow the project to be considered for one or both programs depending on its eligibility. 

To assist those interested in applying, the TCEQ is offering several workshops in January that will cover the programs’ requirements and explain the application process. The first will take place in Arlington on Jan. 11, followed by one in Houston on Jan. 13 and a final workshop in Austin on Jan. 14. The application deadline is March 8.

The TCEQ is offering up to $11.8 million for these projects.

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