The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced that up to $7.6 million in grants are available to eligible entities to continue the development of a network of alternative-fuel and/or natural gas fueling stations.
The Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) and Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP) grants are part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and are offered to eligible governmental entities, individuals, and businesses that intend to build, own, and operate alternative fuel and/or natural gas fueling stations in eligible Texas counties. CTT/AFFP grants offset a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities or the substantial reconstruction of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities dispensing natural gas and/or alternative fuels.
CCT grants are open to 63 counties in the natural gas “triangle” — eligible fuels include compressed natural gas and/or liquefied natural gas.
AFFP grants are available to 18 non-attainment counties and El Paso County — eligible alternative fuels include biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, natural gas, propane, and electricity.
The TCEQ has scheduled four grant application workshops to go over the grant requirements and the application process: Dec. 3 in Austin, Dec. 4 in Houston, Dec. 12 in San Antonio, and Dec. 13 in Arlington. Visit the TCEQ website for more information.