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Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP)

The TNGVGP provides grants to encourage an entity that owns and operates a heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle to repower the vehicle with a natural gas engine or replace the vehicle with a natural gas vehicle. Grant applicants are no longer required to go through a Participating Dealer under contract with the TCEQ to apply.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

The TCEQ is now offering the opportunity for engine and vehicle manufacturers to provide information to assist the TCEQ in compiling a list of new vehicles and engines, and systems for conversion of vehicles and engines, eligible for funding under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP).

Note: The latest application period has ended. Applications may not be submitted for funding consideration at this time. Grant documents are provided for reference only.

What are the eligible counties? (Map PDF)

Applicants

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

Reports and Information


How Do I Know if I Am Eligible for a Grant?

This section lists general information about eligible applicants, eligible counties, and the types of projects that may be eligible for grant funding. For complete information on the types of projects and expenses that may be eligible for grant funding, refer to the latest Request for Grant Applications (RFGA).

Eligible Applicants:

  • Eligible applicants include those that own, lease, or commercially finance a heavy-duty or medium-duty vehicle that is operated in Texas.
  • Eligible applicants include individuals, corporations, organizations, governments or governmental subdivisions or agencies, school districts, business trusts, partnerships, associations, or any other legal entity.

Vehicles Eligible for Replacement or Repower:

  • Applications may be submitted to replace existing diesel or gasoline vehicles with natural gas vehicles or to repower the engines of existing diesel or gasoline vehicles with natural gas engines.
  • Vehicles eligible for replacement or repower must have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 lbs.
  • Vehicles eligible for replacement or repower must be in good operating condition with at least two years of remaining useful life.
  • For at least the two years immediately preceding the date of application, vehicles eligible for replacement or repower must have been:
    • owned, leased, or commercially financed by the grant applicant;
    • continually registered in Texas; and
    • operated by the grant applicant at least 75% of annual use (miles) in Texas.

Natural Gas Vehicles Eligible for Purchase (Replacement):

  • Vehicles eligible for purchase must be of the same category, description, and weight range or classification as the vehicle being replaced.
  • Vehicles eligible for purchase must be new and be powered by an engine certified by the EPA to the applicable federal emissions standard.
  • Vehicles eligible for purchase must be powered by an engine receiving 75% or more of its power from compressed or liquefied natural gas.
  • Vehicles eligible for purchase must be powered by an engine certified by the EPA to emit at least 25% less nitrogen oxides (NOx) than the vehicle being replaced.

Natural Gas Engines Eligible for Purchase (Repower):

  • Engines eligible for purchase must be powered by an engine receiving 75% or more of its power from compressed or liquefied natural gas.
  • Engines eligible for purchase must be certified by the EPA to the applicable federal emissions standard.
  • Engines eligible for purchase must be certified by the EPA to emit at least 25% less NOx than the vehicle being replaced.

 Operation Requirements for Grant-Funded Vehicles

Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP Program are intended to reduce emissions of NOx while promoting the use of natural gas in Texas. Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP must be operated by the grantee not less than 75% of the time in one or more of the eligible counties identified in the RFGA.

 

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Ron Hieser
512-239-0244

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