The Delaware Division of Energy & Climate has announced new grants available to help expand the state’s network of alternative fuel stations.
Grant funding will be awarded on a competitive basis, up to a maximum amount of $500,000. Applicants must be a Delaware-based business, county, municipality, state agency, academic institution or non-governmental organization.
Approximately $1.4 million is available for grants to offset the costs of equipment associated with the installation of private or public alternative fuel stations, including, but not limited to, DC fast-charging electric vehicle, natural gas, propane autogas and hydrogen stations. Public stations will be awarded 75% of the total eligible project costs, while private stations will be awarded 50% of the total eligible project costs.
Applications are due by Feb. 29, 2016, and a pre-application conference call will be held on Nov. 16, or until all questions from prospective applicants have been addressed.
According to the Delaware Division of Energy & Climate, this grant opportunity is part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, which aims to promote deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and the infrastructure to support them.
Complementing the alt-fuel infrastructure grant program, rebates are still available for purchasers of electric, propane and natural gas vehicles under the Delaware Clean Transportation Program.
Funding for the grants is made possible by Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade program designed to reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity generation sector.
More information about the grant opportunities is available here.