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Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP)

The Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP) provides incentives to owners of large fleets in Texas to replace diesel-powered vehicles with alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles.

A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)

Welcome to the TERP Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP) homepage. The goal of the TCFP is to encourage an entity that operates a large fleet of on-road light-duty or heavy-duty vehicles to replace vehicles powered by a diesel engine with vehicles powered by an alternative fuel or hybrid engine. Below you will find useful links related to managing an existing TCFP Grant. Click through the tabs at the top of the page to find TCFP eligibility critieria, application instructions, reports and resources, and program contact information.

The TCEQ is now accepting applications for funding consideration under the Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP). Applications must be received and date-stamped 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, February 18, 2019.

Reimbursement

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Disposition

Find disposition forms and learn how to properly destroy your old equipment.

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Usage Reporting

Find instructions and forms you need to meet the reporting requirements for your TERP grant.

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Meetings & Workshops

Find information on upcoming TERP workshops and public meetings for the different TERP grant programs.

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Eligible Counties

Find information on the eligible counties under the TCFP.

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

This tab lists general eligibility critieria for the TCFP. Interested applicants should read the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) before applying for a grant.


Read the RFGA

  • Any person or entity who owns, leases, or commercially finances a fleet of 75 or more on-road vehicles that:
    • are currently registered in Texas; and
    • includes at least 10 on-road diesel vehicles.
  • Eligible applicants include individuals, corporations, organizations, governments or governmental subdivisions or agencies, business trusts, partnerships, associations, or any other legal entity.
  • Eligible applicants must also have the legal authority to destroy the vehicle(s) being replaced.

Applications may be submitted under the TCFP to replace existing diesel-powered light-duty or heavy-duty motor vehicles with qualifying hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. At a minimum, this includes replacing at least 10 diesel-powered vehicles.

Vehicles being replaced must be:

  • Diesel-powered light-duty or heavy-duty motor vehicles;
  • Owned, leased, or otherwise commercially financed by the applicant for the last two years;
  • Registered in Texas for the last two years;
  • Operated for at least 75% of its annual use in Texas for the last two years; and
  • Certified in good operating condition with at least two years of remaining useful life (shown by current safety inspection & certification of vehicle condition signed by an independent service agent).

Replacement vehicles must be:

  • New and certified to the current federal emissions standards applicable to that vehicle and/or engine;
  • The same type, within the same weight classification, and the same body and axle configuration as the vehicle being replaced;
  • Configured and intended for use in the same application or vocation as the vehicle being replaced;
  • Certified to emit at least 25% less NOx than the vehicle being replaced; and
  • A hybrid vehicle or fueled by an alternative fuel:
    • Electricity
    • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
    • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
    • Hydrogen
    • Propane (LPG)
    • Methanol, 85% by Volume (M85)
  • At least 25% of the replacement vehicles annual use must occur in one or more of the eligible counties. Applicants can choose to operate at least 25%, 50%, or 75% of the replacement vehicle's annual use in one or more of the eligible counties. Regardless of the usage percentage committed to by the applicant, at least 75% of the replacement vehicle’s annual use must be in Texas.

  • The grant recipient must agree to monitor the use of the grant-funded vehicles for five years, and provide annual reports on the use of the grant-funded vehicles to the TCEQ.

Click below for a list of counties included in the Clean Transportation Zone.

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This page outlines the process for completing and submitting a grant application under the Texas Clean Fleet Program.


The TCEQ is now accepting applications for funding consideration under the Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP). Applications must be received and date-stamped 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, February 18, 2019.

Follow these steps:

Review the following documents before completing and submitting the Application Forms:

Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) pdf: The RFGA is the formal announcement of funding opportunities under the TCFP program, and serves as a guide for determining applicant eligibility.

TCFP Example Contract pdf: The TCFP Example Contract contains the terms and conditions which are the legal criteria that an applicant must follow if awarded a grant under the TCFP.

Download the Grant Estimator and Technical Supplement applicable to your project. The Technical Supplement provides step-by-step instructions for completing the Grant Estimator.


Grant Estimators and Technical Supplements Technical Supplement (PDF) Grant Estimator (Excel)
Replacement of Heavy-Duty Vehicles pdf excel
Replacement of Light-Duty Vehicles pdf excel

Each of the pages of the Grant Estimator is on an individual Excel worksheet within the Workbook. Use the tabs located at the bottom of the worksheet to access each page.

In order to use the Grant Estimator, please follow these directions:

  1. Download the Grant Estimator and save to your computer.
  2. Open the Estimator saved to your computer.
  3. Start entering activity data on the tab labeled "Worksheet TCFP-1."
  4. Enter the requested information using the Technical Supplement as a guide.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for each activity included in the application.
  6. Arrive at your estimated grant amount. Review a summary of the project on the tab labeled "Summary."

Download a copy of the TCFP Application and Application Instructions, and save to your computer. The application may be completed electronically in Adobe Reader.


Project Type Instructions Application
TCFP Project Application (TCEQ-20556) pdf pdf

The TCEQ requires applicants to complete the W-9 to certify their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The W-9 Form must be submitted with the Application Forms.

W-9 Form- Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and CertificationpdfExit the TCEQ

Complete your application using the instructions provided. Applicants must complete and submit via regular or express mail two (2) original signed copies of the application and W-9 Form in order to be considered for eligibility. Application forms submitted electronically will not be accepted.


Regular Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section, MC-204 (TCFP)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Express Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section, MC-204 (TCFP)
12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. F
Austin, TX 78753

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

TCFP Reports

The TCFP Project List and Project Summary Reports through August 31, 2018 are provided below.

TCFP Workshop Presentations

The TCFP Application Workshop presentation is provided below. The presentation provides an overview of TCFP program goals, eligibility criteria, the application process, and usage committment.

Tools & Links:

The following tools and links are provided to assist applicants in completing an application under the TCFP.

Questions or Comments?


If you have questions regarding the TCEQ's Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) program, you may contact us toll free at 800-919-TERP (8377).


You may also contact us by email at terp@tceq.texas.gov or send correspondence to the following addresses:


Regular Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section, MC-204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Express Mail:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section, MC-204
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753