Green Fleet

Texas Awarding $2.5M in Emission Reduction Grants

September 01, 2015

Fleets in the yellow-colored counties can apply for grant funding. Map courtesy of North Central Texas Council of Governments
Fleets in the yellow-colored counties can apply for grant funding. Map courtesy of North Central Texas Council of Governments

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is offering $2.5 million in grant funding for public and private fleets to modernize, improve vehicle efficiency, and improve air quality. The council is accepting applications for funding through the Clean Fleets North Texas 2015 program until Oct. 23. Fleets with operations in the 10-county Dallas-Fort Worth ozone non-attainment area can apply.

The project provides grant funding of up to 80% for projects. Project types eligible for grant funding include a qualifying new purchase, replacement, repower, retrofit, engine conversion, or installation of idle reduction technologies on school buses. Funded projects must achieve a reduction in NOx emissions; light-duty and heavy-duty on-road vehicles are eligible. Applicants must adopt the Clean Fleet Policy prior to the application deadline.

Projects will be selected based on cost-effective emissions reductions. NCTCOG is especially interested in projects that involve pre-2004 heavy-duty vehicles with high-intensity duty cycles. Examples include, but are not limited to: refuse haulers, bucket trucks, concrete trucks, dump trucks, school buses, delivery trucks, urban buses, transit buses, fuel trucks, and trucks that use power take-off.

A workshop will be conducted on Sept. 3 at the NCTCOG offices in Arlington at 2:00 p.m. The workshop will review the call for projects application and guidelines and address any questions. Those unable to attend can also join a webinar.

For more information, visit the NCTCOG website.

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