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All-Electric

Grants for repowering or replacing eligible vehicles and equipment with all-electric models, along with supporting infrastructure. A program of the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP).

Now Accepting Applications

TCEQ is accepting applications under the All-Electric Program. We will award grants on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless the application period is suspended by TCEQ prior to the deadline, applications must be received at TCEQ no later than 5:00 p.m., CST on August 31, 2025.

Program Information

Application & Funding Updates

Last Updated: April 4, 2024

Application Updates

Funding Status

Total Available Funding: $86,806,350.00

Total Funds Requested: $40,877,285.75

Contact Information

How to Apply

Review the following documents before applying:

Eligible Applicants

  • Individuals, state and local governments, corporations, or any other legal entity. This may include a corporation headquartered outside of Texas, but which operates vehicles or equipment primarily in an eligible priority area in Texas (See Appendix A of the RFGA).
  • All business entities must have an active registration with the Texas Secretary of State by no later than the program opening date listed on the cover page of RFGA . If awarded a contract, businesses must maintain an active registration during the contract period.

Eligible Project Categories

To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must be replacing or repowering a vehicle or a piece of equipment from one of the categories listed below, and may request additional funding for refueling infrastructure.

  • Class 8 Local Freight and Port Drayage Trucks Must be powered by a diesel engine of a model year 1992 through 2009, used to transport freight, cargo, or refuse, and have a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 33,001 pounds.
  • Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus, & Transit Buses
    • Gross vehicle weight rating must be 14,001 pounds or greater.
    • School buses must have an engine year of 2009 or earlier and be intended to carry students to and from school and related events.
    • Shuttle and transit buses must carry passengers on routes within a city or defined regional area.
  • Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks Must be powered by a diesel engine of a model year 1992 through 2009, be used to transport freight, cargo, or refuse, and have a gross vehicle weight rating between 14,001 to 33,000 pounds.
  • Airport Ground Support Equipment
    • Tier 0, Tier 1, or Tier 2 diesel-powered airport ground support equipment that is uncertified or certified to 3 g/bhp-hr (grams per brake horsepower-hour) or higher emissions.
    • Must be used at an airport to service aircraft between flights, such as aircraft tugs, baggage tugs, stair trucks, pushbacks, forklifts, man lifts, and belt loaders. Also includes those powered by spark ignition engines .
  • Forklift and Port Cargo Handling Equipment
    • Tier 0, Tier 1, or Tier 2 diesel-powered forklifts and port cargo handling equipment that is uncertified or certified to 3 g/bhp-hr or higher emissions with greater than 8,000 pounds lift capacity.
    • Also includes those powered by spark ignition engines.
  • Refueling Infrastructure Applicants purchasing on-road vehicles or non-road equipment may request additional funding for refueling infrastructure. Allowable alternative fuels are as follows:
    • electricity
    • hydrogen
    Refer to Section 2.7 of the RFGA for additional information.

Commitment to Operating Vehicles and Equipment

At least 51% of the annual operation of the grant-funded vehicle or equipment must occur in one of the priority areas in Appendix A of the RFGA. Refueling infrastructure must be owned, operated, and maintained for the duration of the activity life as defined in Section 4.7 of the RFGA.

For replacement and repower projects, including any associated charging infrastructure, applicants may request up to the lesser of one of the two following options:

  1. The grant amounts shown in the Grant Tables (below).
  2. The maximum reimbursement rates by entity type including:
    1. Governmental entities may request up to 100% of the incremental cost of the project. Refer to Sections 3.3 through 3.5 of the RFGA.

      Governmental entities include a state or local government agency (including school district, municipality, city, county, special district, joint powers authority, or port authority owning fleets purchased with government funds), and a tribal government or native village. A federal government agency or entity is not included in this definition and will be considered a private entity for this grant program.

    2. Nongovernmental entities may request up to 75% of the incremental cost of a project.

Grant Tables

Download and complete the W-9 form and project application relevant to your project type:

TCEQ is committed to accessibility. If you would like to request a more accessible version of the project application, please contact the TxVEMP program at 833-215-TXVW (8989).

Applications and required attachments must be received by 5:00 p.m. CT, August 31, 2025.

As long as funds are available, we will continue accepting applications that we receive by the deadline.

You may submit your application electronically using one of the methods listed below. It is preferable that the application and its attachments be submitted as a single PDF. If you will be submitting the attachments as separate files, each attachment must be grouped by activity and clearly labeled with the activity number at the top of each page.

  1. Submitting Applications via Email. For applications that are submitted via email to VWSettle@tceq.texas.gov, please use the following naming convention for your application file in the subject line: “FY23 TxVEMP and [your legal name]. ”Only one application may be submitted per email at a maximum total file size of 25MB.
  2. Submitting Applications via TCEQ’s FTPS Server . If the application is larger than 25MB, please submit by uploading the file to TCEQ’s file transfer protocol secure (FTPS) server and selecting the share file(s) button. Enter VWSettle@tceq.texas.gov as the email address. Detailed directions for using TCEQ’s FTPS Server can be found at TCEQ's FTPS Help . Please note:

    Applications uploaded to TCEQ’s FTPS server without completing the share file(s)step will not be considered as submitted. See detailed instructions on how to share files via TCEQ’s FTPS server .

You may also submit your application by mail:

Standard Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division, MC-204 (TxVEMP)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Express Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Grants Division, MC-204 (TxVEMP)
12100 Park 35 Circle, Building F, 1st Floor, Suite 1301
Austin, TX 78753