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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is now accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP). Individuals, businesses, and governmental entities that currently operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles in Texas are invited to repower the vehicles with a natural gas or propane engine, or replace the vehicle with a new natural gas or propane powered vehicle.
Only diesel or gasoline vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 8,500 lbs. are eligible for repower or replacement under the TNGVGP.
Eligible fuels for the new vehicle include Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Grants will be awarded only to applicants who will operate their new or repowered vehicle at least 75% of the time annually in any county located within the Clean Transportation Zone (CTZ). For the AACOG Region, this includes Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson Counties.
For a complete list of CTZ counties and other detailed eligibility requirements, please visit the TERP TNGVGP webpage. The list of eligible new natural gas vehicles, engines and conversion systems may also be found on the TERP TNGVGP webpage. TERP staff is available to assist with the application process by calling 800-919-TERP (8377). In addition, the TCEQ hosted a TNGVGP application workshop on September 24 at AACOG, and the live stream can be found here. Hard copies of the Request For Grant Applications and application forms may be mailed to interested applicants upon request.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CST, Friday, February 26, 2021, or until all available funds are awarded.