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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 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.

The next Rebate round is expected to open February 9, 2015. Draft documents with proposed changes are currently available.


Are Applications Currently Being Accepted?

No.

The next Rebate grant round is expected to open February 9, 2015. 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 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

NOTE: Applications may not be submitted at this time. Draft documents with proposed changes are currently available.

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Maximum Rebate Grant Amount Tables

Download Appropriate Tables

Maximum Rebate Grant Amount Tables for on-road heavy-duty vehicles and select non-road heavy-duty equipment will be posted when the grant round opens. Sample tables may be found under the Rebate 30-Day Notice and Draft Documents.

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).

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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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