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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 TCEQ is now accepting applications for funding consideration under the Rebate Grants Program. Applications must be received at the front desk, Rm. 1301, 1st floor of Building F on the premises of the TCEQ by no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time, May 26, 2017. PLEASE NOTE: Grants under this program are awarded on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.


Amount of Funds Remaining:
$3,022,002.88
(as of March 16, 2017)

FY17 Rebate Grants Application Workshop Presentation (PDF)
What are the eligible Areas? (Map PDF)

Applicants



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

This section lists general information about eligible applicants, areas, and vehicles and equipment, under the Rebate Grants Program. For complete information applicants should refer to the latest Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) and the Guidelines for the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants Program (Guidelines).

Eligible Applicants

Grants will only be issued for the repowering or replcement of on-road heavy-duty vehicles and select non-road heavy-duty equipment. Eligible applicants include individuals, corporations, organizations, governmental subdivisions or agencies, business trusts, partnerships, associations, or any other legal entity.

A person is eligible to apply for funding if, for at least the two years preceding the submission date of the application, the applicant has:

  • owned or leased an on-road vehicle or non-road piece of equipment eligible to be replaced under the program; and
  • continuously registered (vehicles only) and operated the vehicle or equipment for at least 75% of its annual use in Texas; and
  • the legal authority to dispose of the vehicle or equipment being replaced in accordance with the requirements outlined in the RFGA.

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:

  • 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
  • has owned the vehicle or equipment described above for more than one year for repower projects or 2 years for replacement projects.

Eligible Areas:

For this grant funding period, the eligible counties (grouped by area) include:

  • Austin Area: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties
  • Beumont-Port Arthur Area: Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange Counties
  • Corpus Christi Area: Nueces and San Patricio Counties
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Area: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise Counties
  • El Paso Area: El Paso County
  • Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties
  • San Antonio Area: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Wilson Counties
  • Tyler-Longview Area: Gregg, Harrison, Rusk, Smith, and Upshur Counties
  • Victoria Area: Victoria County

Operation Requirements for Grant-Funded Vehicles and Equipment:

  • The applicant must commit to use the grant funded vehicle or equipment at least 75% of the annual mileage or hours in the counties that the applicant designates in the application.
  • Grant recipients must monitor and report annually on location and mileage or hours of use over the activity life of the grant.

Maximum Eligible Grant Amounts:

Maximum Rebate Grant Amount Tables are provided in Appendices C, D, E, and F of the RFGA, and arranged according to emissions source (on-road or non-road), and activity life (5 year or 7 year). Applicants may be eligible for up to the maximum grant amount listed for the type of activity or 80% of the eligible costs, whichever is less.

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Rebate Grants Program: How Do I Apply for a Grant?

This section outlines the process for completing and submitting a grant application under the Rebate Grants program. Interested entities should review the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) and Rebate Grants Example Contract before completing and submitting the Application Forms.

Follow these steps:

STEP 1: Download and review copies of the RFGA and Rebate Grants Program Example Contract.

  • Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) (PDF): The RFGA is the formal announcement of funding opportunities under the Rebate Grant Program, and serves as a guide for determining applicant eligibility.
  • Rebate Grants Example Contract (PDF): The Rebate Grant Program Example Contract contains the terms and conditions which are the legal criteria that an applicatn must follow if awarded a grant under the Rebate Grants Program.

STEP 2: Download the Rebate Grant Project Aplication Form. This form is required to be submitted by all applicants.

Application Forms 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
W-9 Form - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification PDF Exit the TCEQ

If using Excel, each of the sections for the Rebate Grants Program application Forms is on an individual worksheet within the Workbook. Use the tabs located at the bottom of the worksheet to access each form.

In order to print allthe pages located in the workbook, please follow these directions: (1)Click on "File"; (2)Click on "Print"; (3)Under the "Print What" section, select "Entire Workbook".

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

STEP 3: Download a copy of the W-9 Form.

STEP 4: Complete the application forms using the instructions in Appendix H of the Rebate Grants Program RFGA.

Applicants must electronically complete and submit via regular or express mail two (2) original copies (signed in blue ink) of the following documents in order to be considered for eligibility:


Application forms submitted electronically will not be accepted. Completed Application Forms should be submitted via regular or express mail to:

Regular Mail:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section(Rebate), MC 204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78753

Express Mail:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section (Rebate), MC-204
12100 Park Circle, Bldg. F Austin, TX 78753

Questions on obtaining the RFGA and Rebate Grants Example Contract, determining the eligibility of a project, or completing and submitting applications? Contact TERP Staff to discuss.

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).

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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 Terminal Tractor: Non-Road Certified Engines
Diesel Combines Terminal Tractor: On-Road Certified Engines


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 Terminal Tractor: Non-Road Certified Engines
Diesel Combines Terminal Tractor: On-Road Certified Engines


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 Haul-Trucks
GVWR > 60,000 Non-Haul Trucks 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 Haul Trucks
GVWR > 60,000 Non-Haul Trucks 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.


Contact Information:

Terp Staff
800-919-TERP(8377)
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