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Rebate Grants Program

A simplified first-come, first-served grant program to upgrade or replace diesel heavy-duty vehicles and/or equipment.

A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)

The Rebate Program is currently accepting grant applications. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, June 26, 2015 or until all funding is distributed.

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Amount of Funds Remaining:
$10,000,000
(as of February 9, 2015)

The Rebate Grants Program is a simplified application process under the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant Program. Rebate grants are only available for diesel on-road and select non-road replacement and repower projects. In addition, part of the funds allocated to the Rebate Grants Program will be set aside for applications from entities that qualify as a Small Business under the TERP Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Grants. Thus, small businesses are encouraged to apply.

Applications are reviewed, processed, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.


Are Applications Currently Being Accepted?

Applications are currently being accepted under the Rebate Grants Program.

Applications are reviewed, processed, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications will be received by the TCEQ until 5:00 p.m., June 26, 2015 or until all funding has been distributed.

Complete details concerning this application period are contained in the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA).

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Who Is Eligible for a Rebate Grant?

  • Grants will only be issued for the repowering or replacement of on-road heavy-duty vehicles and select non-road heavy-duty equipment.
  • Applicants must operate the vehicles and/or equipment for at least 75 percent of the annual usage in the eligible counties listed in the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA), and commit to operating the vehicles and/or equipment for five or seven years.

The advantage of this program is that, unlike the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program, the Rebate Grants Program is not competitive. Eligible reimbursement amounts are predetermined based on default usage rates (miles/hours) and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If an application is determined complete and eligible, the grant will be awarded and a contract sent to the awardee for signature. Incomplete applications will be returned.

A portion of the funds allocated to this program will be set aside for applications from entities that qualify as a Small Business under the TERP guidelines. A small business is defined as a person who:

  1. owns and operates not more than two on-road vehicles or pieces of non-road equipment, one of which is:

    a. an on-road diesel heavy-duty vehicle (8,501 pounds or more GVWR) with a pre-1994 engine model; or
    b. a non-road diesel-powered piece of equipment with an engine (25+ hp) with uncontrolled emissions; and

  2. has owned the vehicle or equipment described above for more than one year for repower projects or 2 years for replacement projects.

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Eligible Counties

Eligible Counties. The counties in which projects may be eligible for funding include the state’s air quality nonattainment areas and other affected counties.

New ItemMap of TERP Rebate Grant Program Eligible Counties (PDF) Map of Rebate Grant Program Eligible Counties

The current RFGA is only open to applicants operating in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria; Dallas-Fort Worth; Beaumont-Port Arthur; Tyler-Longview; Austin; San Antonio; Corpus Christi; and Victoria Areas. Only applicants operating in the following counties are eligible to apply:

Bastrop Bexar Brazoria Caldwell Chambers
Collin Comal Dallas Denton Ellis
Fort Bend Galveston Gregg Guadalupe Hardin
Harris Harrison Hays Hood Jefferson
Johnson Kaufman Liberty Montgomery Nueces
Orange Parker Rockwall Rusk San Patricio
Smith Tarrant Travis Upshur Victoria
Waller Williamson Wilson Wise

The TCEQ may limit funding under a grant application period to eligible projects in certain counties. Be sure to read the RFGA before applying for a grant.

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Rebate Grant Application Forms and Instructions

Project eligibility criteria and types of purchases eligible under this program are explained in the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA). Applicants should review the 2015 Rebate Contract Shell and the RFGA before applying.

Application Forms PDF Excel
Project Application Form (TCEQ-20332)* PDF Excel
Replacement of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment Form (TCEQ-20332a)* PDF Excel
Repower of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment Form (TCEQ-20332b)* PDF Excel
W-9 Form - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification PDF Exit the TCEQ
Documents PDF Excel
Request for Grant Applications (RFGA)- including Appendices PDF N/A
2015 Rebate Contract Shell Example
PDF N/A
Grant Administration Forms
(Request for Reimbursement, Assignment of Payment, and Vehicle/Equipment/Engine Disposition)
Documents

Maximum Rebate Grant Amount Tables:

*Please submit 2 copies of the application. Both copies of the "Signature Page" should have original signatures and not be photocopied.

*If using Adobe Acrobat (PDF files), print the entire application and complete it. Forms may be typed or printed. Please sign the application form in blue ink. Illegible or incomplete applications will be returned.

*If using Excel, you may fill out the application electronically and print when complete. Please note: each application page is on individual Excel worksheets in a workbook. You can access each worksheet by using the tabs located at the bottom of each page.

Printing: When printing from Excel: (1) Click on “File.” (2) Click on “Print.” (3) Under “Print What,” select “Entire Workbook.”

The TCEQ requires—

TWO complete sets of the following:

  • Project Application Form (TCEQ-20332)
  • Supplemental Activity Form:
    • Replacement of Heavy Duty Vehicles or Equipment (TCEQ-20332a) OR
    • Repower of Heavy Duty Vehicles or Equipment (TCEQ-20332b)
  • W-9 Form
  • If applying as an individual or sole proprietor, a photocopy of a state or federal identification card must be included
  • Photographs of old vehicle/equipment for Replacement projects
  • Proof of ownership (titles for on-road vehicles)
  • Proof of current registration for on-road vehicles
  • Price Comparison Information (signed quotes)
  • Required attachments that apply: bankruptcy agreement, lease agreement, etc.

Mail two copies of the completed forms to:

(Regular Mail)
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants (Rebate), MC-204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

(Express Mail)
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants (Rebate), MC-204
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building F
Austin, TX 78753

Applications may also be hand delivered to TCEQ at the reception desk, Room 1301, 1st floor, Building F.

Map of TCEQ Complex

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Maximum Rebate Grant Amount Tables

Download Appropriate Tables

Instructions for Determining the Maximum Rebate Grant Amount

Non-Road NOx Emission Standards

The TCEQ is committed to accessibility. If you would like to request a more accessible version of these documents, please contact the TERP program at 800-919-TERP (8377).

(Help with Downloading Files.)

Non-Road Heavy-Duty Equipment
5 Year Projects
Diesel Excavators Diesel Cranes
Diesel Graders Diesel Off-Highway Trucks
Diesel Crushing-Processing Equipment Diesel Rough-Terrain Forklifts
Diesel Rubber-Tire Loaders Diesel Crawler Tractors
Diesel Tractors-Loaders-Backhoes Diesel Off-Highway Tractors
Diesel Skid Steer Loaders Diesel Agricultural Tractors
Diesel Forklifts Diesel Terminal Tractors
Diesel Combines


Non-Road Heavy-Duty Equipment
7 Year Projects
Diesel Excavators Diesel Cranes
Diesel Graders Diesel Off-Highway Trucks
Diesel Crushing-Processing Equipment Diesel Rough-Terrain Forklifts
Diesel Rubber-Tire Loaders Diesel Crawler Tractors
Diesel Tractors-Loaders-Backhoes Diesel Off-Highway Tractors
Diesel Skid Steer Loaders Diesel Agricultural Tractors
Diesel Forklifts Diesel Terminal Tractors
Diesel Combines


On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles Eligible Weight Categories
5-Year Projects
75-100% Usage in Eligible Counties
GVWR 8,501–10,000 GVWR 10,001–14,000
GVWR 14,001–16,000 GVWR 16,001–19,500
GVWR 19,501–26,000 GVWR 26,001–33,000
GVWR 33,001–60,000 GVWR > 60,000
Diesel Transit or Urban Bus Diesel School Buses


On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles Eligible Weight Categories
7-Year Projects
75-100% Usage in Eligible Counties
GVWR 8,501–10,000 GVWR 10,001–14,000
GVWR 14,001–16,000 GVWR 16,001–19,500
GVWR 19,501–26,000 GVWR 26,001–33,000
GVWR 33,001–60,000 GVWR > 60,000
Diesel Transit or Urban Bus Diesel School Buses


GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum design loaded weight of a vehicle. This is the weight as expressed on the vehicle’s registration, and includes the weight the vehicle can carry or draw.

For additional information on the TERP Rebate Grant Program, contact us at 800-919-TERP (8377).

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