Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program; FAST Act Alternative Fuel Corridor Infrastructure Program Grant Solicitation
[48 Pa.B. 7054]
[Saturday, November 3, 2018]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity to apply for grants under PA's FAST Act Alternative Fuel Corridor Infrastructure Program (Program). This is a special solicitation under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG) which will provide up to a 50% reimbursement grant to install public refueling infrastructure along the highway corridors in this Commonwealth designated as alternative fuel corridors by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (Pub.L. No. 114-94) as ''signage ready'' or ''signage pending'' by the Federal Highway Administration. These corridors include specific sections of interstates I-76, I-276, I-376, I-476, I-79, I-90, I-95 and I-80.
Approximately $1 million in grants will be available to municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in the Commonwealth to install public-use electric, hydrogen, propane and compressed natural gas refueling infrastructure. The infrastructure must support public vehicles seeking to undertake alternative fuel refueling including, electric vehicle charging, or hydrogen, propane or compressed natural gas refueling. Individual project awards will be capped at $500,000.
Eligible project infrastructure must be publicly accessible 24/7; incorporate roadway signage compliant with the FAST Act; offer an open and common payment platform; feature standardized nozzles and connectors; be co-located with convenient consumer amenities at safe locations; and provide travelers with measures of assurance that the fuel with be available during their planned stop. Project infrastructure must be designed to meet 5-year future projections of anticipated usage for the public at the proposed public stations. All projects must be sited within 5 roadway miles of the eligible corridor segment.
The Program guidelines and application are available on the Department AFIG web site under the FAST Act Alternative Fuel Corridor Infrastructure Program section at www.dep.pa.gov (select ''Citizens,'' then ''Grants, Loans and Rebates,'' then ''Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant'').
The application period will open November 9, 2018. Applications must be submitted using the Department of Community and Economic Development Electronic Single Application online grants system. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on February 8, 2019.
Questions concerning this grant solicitation should be directed to the Energy Programs Office at email@example.com or (717) 783-8411.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1707. Filed for public inspection November 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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