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$6 million available for alternative fuel, natural gas fueling stations

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Source: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) is accepting applications for grants to help defray the costs of building or modifying alternative fueling facilities. The state has made up to $6 million available to individuals, businesses, and governments that qualify.

The facilities will serve as the foundation of a self-sustaining market for alternative fuel in Texas. Developing this network of facilities will create jobs, ensure viable use of clean energy, and will help reduce air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels.

This grant under the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP) offsets a portion of the cost of either the construction of new facilities dispensing natural gas or alternative fuels, or the expansion of existing facilities to provide new services or capabilities. Eligible fuels for the AFFP include natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, propane, and electricity. Eligible individuals, businesses, and governments must be within the state’s Clean Transportation Zone, which includes seven counties in the CAPCOG region — Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson.

The TCEQ will accept applications until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. It also has scheduled eight AFFP grant application workshops to review the grant requirements and the application process.

AUSTIN
9 a.m., TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2017
TCEQ's Austin Office
Building E, 2nd Floor, Room 254S
12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753

EL PASO
1 p.m., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017
Rio Grande Council of Governments (Main Conference Room)
8037 Lockheed Drive, Suite 100
El Paso, Texas 79925

TYLER
9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
TCEQ Region 5 Office, Large Conference Room
2916 Teague Dr.
Tyler, Texas 75701

ARLINGTON
9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

LAREDO
9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Laredo Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom
2310 San Bernardo Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78040

CORPUS CHRISTI
9 a.m, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Coastal Bend COG, Large Conference Room
2910 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78408 

SAN ANTONIO
9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
8700 Tesoro Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78217

HOUSTON
9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
Houston-Galveston Area Council, Conference Room A
3555 Timmons, Suite 120 
Houston, TX 77027

> RSVP for a workshop by emailing Camen Gupta, TCEQ Program Coordinator.
> Read more about the AFFP.
> Learn more about the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
> Find out about the CAPCOG Air Quality Program.

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