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TCEQ Announces Grants for Emissions Reduction Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Request for grant application closes 5:00 p.m. CST, Friday, June 27, 2014.
ContactLisa Wheeler
Phone512-239-5003
Pager512-606-3681

 

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that up to $4.6 million in grants is being made available to eligible individuals and businesses to offset incremental costs of emissions reductions of air pollutants from facilities and other stationary sources in Texas.

The New Technology Implementation Grant program is part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and is offered to eligible entities that intend to build, own, and operate new technologies to reduce emissions from point sources or store electricity related to renewable energy.

Application deadline is Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:00 p.m., CST.

There are three NTIG program categories:  
•    Advanced Clean Energy projects involve the use of certain hydrocarbons (coal, natural gas, or petcoke), biomass, solid waste, or derived-hydrogen fuel cells, while meeting stringent emissions reductions requirements.  
•    New Technology projects reduce emissions of regulated pollutants (such as criteria pollutants or hazardous air pollutants) from point sources.  
•    Electricity Storage projects store electrical energy related to renewable energy sources.

The TCEQ has scheduled a grant application workshop to review the grant requirements and the application process.  Reservations are not required.  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Austin, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
TCEQ Headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building F, Room 2210, 78753

For more information on the grant program, and to access up-to-date information on the application process and copies of all application forms, visit the TERP grants website, or call 800-919-TERP (8377).