Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program; Grant Opportunity
[40 Pa.B. 4024]
[Saturday, July 17, 2010]
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 this Commonwealth'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 or support next phase advanced research, development and training related to alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.
Additional funding is also 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 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 be incurred before July 1, 2010.
The Program guidelines and application instructions are available on the Department's web site at http://www.depweb.state.pa.us (click on ''DEP Programs'' and then ''Alternative Fuels''). Applications will be accepted online through the eGrants system. Visit https://www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us/ and click on ''Find a Grant.'' Scroll down to ''AFIG'' and click ''Apply for this grant.''
The application period will open on July 19, 2010. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on August 27, 2010. Only applications submitted through the eGrants system will be accepted. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1284. Filed for public inspection July 16, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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