Propane-Powered Vehicles & Forklifts: An Option for Grants from North Texas

This month, the North Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) announced a call for clean engine projects. This grant opportunity is for the replacement of dirty-diesel vehicles (MY 1994-2006) with newer cleaner diesel or alternative fuel vehicles like propane-powered vehicles. These are for vehicles/on-road equipment transporting goods or a commodity. Propane is viewed as a commodity so bobtails that meet the qualifications and are eligible to apply. Other eligible projects include: airport ground support equipment; locomotives; drayage trucks; and non-road engines, equipment, and vehicles used in cargo handling or other goods movement purposes (including propane forklifts).  The new propane forklift needs to be Tier IV compliant and be replacing a diesel forklift.                                                                          

The grant is awarded will pay for 25% of the cost of the replacement vehicle or forklift or 35% if the on-road vehicle meets the CARB low NOx option.

Eligible vehicles and equipment must operate within one of these ten counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise). 

Application materials must be received in-hand no later than 5pm Central Standard Time, on Friday, April 15, 2016, to Lori Clark, Principal Air Quality Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011.  

Click here for application materials and additional details.