TCEQ Announces Availability of Clean Air Grants
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced today that applications are being accepted for Texas Emissions Reduction Incentive grants, to help reduce emissions by replacing older vehicles and equipment.
The grants, offered under the agency’s Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, provide incentives to eligible individuals, businesses, and governments in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area; the Dallas-Fort Worth area; the Beaumont-Port Arthur area; the Tyler-Longview area; the Austin area; the San Antonio area; the Corpus Christi area; and the Victoria area.
A total of $40 million in funding is being made available to purchase, lease, replace, repower, or retrofit heavy-duty on-road vehicles, non-road equipment, marine vessels, locomotives, and stationary equipment. Funding is also available for on-site and on-vehicle infrastructure to reduce idling. Funded projects must result in a reduction in nitrogen oxides emissions of at least 25 percent.
The TERP program has awarded contracts, totaling almost $858 million, which will reduce more than 164,000 tons of ozone-forming NOx in Texas.
Applications will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.
For up-to-date information on application workshops and assistance events, TERP program information, eligibility requirements, and copies of the application forms, please visit the TERP grants website or call 800-919-TERP (8377).