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TCEQ grant available, CAPCOG funds application help

Monday, October 17, 2016

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is accepting applications for the Emission Reduction Incentive Grant (ERIG) program, which funds the upgrade or replacement of trucks and non-road equipment in order to accelerate the emission reduction benefits from newer, cleaner engines. CAPCOG will assist Clean Air Coalition (CAC) members in applying to the grant program.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

This program is the largest source of NOX reductions within our region – even more than the vehicle inspection and maintenance programs in Travis and Williamson counties. It is also one of the most cost-effective air pollution control strategies available.

CAPCOG has contracted with Hazel Barbour, who is an expert in the program, to assist CAC members with applying for these grants. If would like to avail yourself of this assistance, contact her directly at 512-236-8498 or by email.

CAPCOG budgeted the contract to make about four hours of this assistance available to each CAC member for this grant opportunity. If your organization needs additional assistance, contact CAPCOG Regional Services Director, Andrew Hoekzema.

> Contact Andrew Hoekzema.

Austin-Round Rock area organizations have received significant funding from this program during the last two grant rounds. It is CAPCOG’s goal to help ensure the region gets as much funding assistance for these projects as possible.

Applications submitted from previous ERIG grant rounds will not be accepted.

Eligible CAPCOG counties include: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties.

> Get a grant applications form.
> Learn more about other TCEQ air quality grants.
> Learn more about the CAPCOG Air Quality Program.

ERIG Workshops

Grant application workshops and dealer trainings have been scheduled to provide an overview of the ERIG application process.

The ERIG program has several new changes this year. Please plan to attend a workshop to learn more about new program requirements and new grant application forms. 
All workshops are free and no registration is required. 

1:30-4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
TCEQ, Building F, Conference Room 2210
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

2-4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 
Longview Public Library, Moeschile Meeting Room
222 W. Cotton St. 
Longview, TX  75601

El Paso
1:30-4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
TCEQ Region 6, El Paso, Video-Teleconference Room
401 E. Franklin Ave, Ste. 560
El Paso, TX 79901-1212

Corpus Christi
2-5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
TCEQ Region 14, Conference Room 1003
Carlos Truan Natural Resources Center 
6300 Ocean Dr., #5839 
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

San Antonio
Dealer workshop: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
Applicant: 1:30- 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
Alamo Area Council of Governments, Al Notzon Board Room
8700 Tesoro
San Antonio, TX 78217

Dealer: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
Applicant: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
En Espanol: 5:30 -7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
Tracy Gee Community Center, Room AR-1
3599 Westcenter Drive
Houston, TX 77042

1:30-4:30 p.m.,Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Southeast Regional Planning Commission, Transportation Conference Room
2210 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77703

8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
North Central Texas Council of Governments, Regional Forum Room
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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