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Rebate Grants Program

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

A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)

 

NOTE: The $5 million allocated to the rebate grants under this round of funding has been awarded. Any rebate applications that were not selected will be held, pending the results of the larger Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) grant application period. There is no guarantee that more funds will be added to the rebate grants this fiscal year.

 

Application forms may not be submitted at this time. The next Rebate grant round is expected to open next year.

 

 

 

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-serve basis. The latest Notice of Rebate Grants (NRG) closed on June 28, 2013.


Are Applications Currently Being Accepted?

No.

The next Rebate grant round is expected to open next year. Information available on this page is provided for reference only.

 



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Who Is Eligible for a Rebate Grant?

  • Grants will only be issued for the repowering or replacement of select non-road and on-road vehicles and equipment.
  • Applicants must operate the vehicles and/or equipment at least 75 percent of the annual usage in the eligible counties listed in the NRG, and have an activity life of five or seven years.

The advantage of this program is that the application form is shorter and the eligible reimbursement amounts are predetermined based on default usage rates (miles/hours). 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 qualifying small business or other entity may apply for a grant under the regular application process, or may use this program. Small businesses are 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:
    • an on-road diesel heavy-duty vehicle (8,501 pounds or more GVWR) with a pre-1994 engine model; or
    • 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 NRG is only open to applicants from the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria; Dallas-Fort Worth; Beaumont-Port Arthur; Tyler-Longview; Austin; San Antonio; Corpus Christi; and Victoria Areas. Only applicants from 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
    Orange Parker Rockwall Rusk Smith Tarrant
    Travis Upshur 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 NRG before applying for a grant.


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    Rebate Grant Application Forms and Instructions

    NOTE: Applications may not be submitted at this time. The following forms are provided for reference only.

    Project eligibility criteria and types of purchases eligible under this program are explained in the Notice of Rebate Grants (NRG). Applicants should review the 2013 Rebate Contract Shell and the NRG before applying.

    Form 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
    Notice of Rebate Grants (NRG)- including Appendices PDF N/A
    2013 Rebate Contract Shell Example PDF N/A
    W-9 Form - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification PDFExit the TCEQ  
    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 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 2202, 2nd 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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