Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program; Program Opportunity
[39 Pa.B. 5783]
[Saturday, October 3, 2009]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Bureau of Energy, Innovations and Technology Deployment, announces an opportunity to apply for grants under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (Program) to improve this 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.
Funding is available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth to retrofit fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, subsidize the cost of the purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle for a fleet or subsidize the cost to install fleet refueling equipment for alternative fuel vehicles. Funding is also available to support next phase advanced research, development and training related to alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.
Funding is available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions and nonprofit entities to subsidize the incremental cost to purchase biofuel and provide refueling and storage equipment or related tank cleaning.
Funding is also available for qualified renewable fuel producers to receive reimbursement of up to 10¢ per gallon of renewable fuels produced in a calendar year up to 12,500,000 gallons.
Project costs cannot have been incurred before July 1, 2009.
The application package including guidance, instructions and application forms is available by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, (717) 783-8411. The application package is also available electronically on the Department's web site at www.depweb.state.pa.us (DEP Keywords ''Alternative Fuels'').
Applications must be postmarked or received by 4 p.m. on November 6, 2009. Faxes will not be accepted. Use staples only; no binding or cover pages.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1836. Filed for public inspection October 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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