New York Counties Make $1 Million of Alt-Fuel Grants Available


The Genesee Region Clean Communities is making available $1 million in alternative fuel grants from the federal government for fleet purchases in the Rochester, N.Y., area.

Both private and public fleets with at least five vehicles in the Rochester Nonattainment Area, which includes the counties Monroe, Wayne, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston and Ontario, can apply for the grant. The grant will cover up to 75% of the purchase or conversion of a qualifying vehicle.

Compressed natural gas, propane autogas, hydrogen fuel cell, battery electric, bi-fuel, dual-fuel and hybrid drivetrains are all eligible for the grant. It also applies to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles. The vehicles must also adhere to the Federal Highway Administration’s Buy America provisions.

Fleets have until 5 p.m on March 18 to submit their applications, which can be found along with more information on the Genesee Region Clean Communities website.

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