The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced that a second round of grants is available to eligible individuals, businesses, and government entities to continue the development of a network of natural gas and/or other alternative fuel fueling stations. The state agency says such stations serve as a foundation for a self-sustaining market for alternative fuel vehicles in Texas.
According to TCEQ, the total funding for both rounds of the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP) is $6 million. However, the review process of the first round is underway, and at this time, the total amount available under the second round is unknown until the first-round awards are made.
The AFFP grants are part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and are offered to eligible applicants that intend to build, own, and operate alternative fuel and/or natural gas fueling stations in the state’s designated Clean Transportation Zone. According to TCEQ, AFFP grants offset a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities dispensing natural gas and/or alternative fuels, or the expansion of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities. Eligible fuels for the AFFP include compressed natural gas and/or liquefied natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, propane and electricity.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 29. More information is available here.