The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the availability of approximately $1 million in grants to support the installation of publicly accessible alternative fuel infrastructure projects in designated major transportation corridors.
Examples of eligible projects include electric vehicle charging stations, compressed natural gas refueling stations and propane autogas refueling stations. All projects must be fully accessible to the public and be located within the designated alternative fuel corridors of I-76, I-276, I-376, I-476, I-70, I-79, I-90, I-95, and I-80.
“Improving the availability of alternative fueling stations not only meets the demand of this growing sector, it also helps reduce the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change,” says Patrick McDonnell, DEP secretary. “It is in Pennsylvania’s interest to improve access to these cleaner options to power our vehicles.”
The funding is made possible through the commonwealth’s FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act. This special solicitation under the AFIG (Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants) Program is designed to provide long-term certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investments.
Individual project awards will provide up to a 50% reimbursement and will be capped at $500,000. Proposed projects must be stand-alone and cannot rely on receiving funding from multiple applications. More information can be found here.