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Grants for Hydrogen Infrastructure, Vehicles, and Equipment

The Texas Hydrogen Infrastructure, Vehicle, and Equipment Grant Program (THIVE) provides grants in eligible counties for hydrogen vehicles, equipment, and refueling infrastructure. See below for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accepting Applications Soon

We expect to begin accepting applications in November 2023—subject to change. The comment period is closed. Join our email list to get updates.

The information below is provided for reference only. When we begin accepting applications, we will update this webpage with the final requirements and documents.

This a competitive program based on criteria in statute.

How to Apply

Step 1 Determine if you are eligible

Eligible applicants

Individuals, corporations, organizations, governments, governmental subdivisions or agencies, business trusts, partnerships, or any other legal entity.

Eligible projects

  • Replacing or repowering the following with hydrogen-powered models or powertrains:
    • On-road heavy-duty motor vehicles (such as transit buses, school buses, haul trucks, etc.); and
    • Non-road heavy-duty equipment (such as forklifts, cargo-handling equipment, etc.).
  • Purchasing or leasing new heavy-duty motor vehicles and non-road equipment powered by hydrogen.
  • Installing hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

Eligible areas

Review documents to ensure eligibility

Note: Links to documents below will be added once grant program is open.

  • Request for Grant Applications (RFGA)
  • Example Grant Contract

Step 2 Find your emission standard (replacement or repower projects only)

Find the emission standard for your current vehicle or equipment:

If your vehicle meets certain criteria to be defined in the RFGA, provide the Engine Family Code and federal emissions standard:

Step 3 Estimate your potential grant amount (replacement or repower projects only)

Though not required, we recommend you use the grant estimators or technical supplements below to calculate your potential grant amount and determine how competitive your application may be. Projects with a lower cost per ton for reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) and with higher reductions in NOx emissions will score more points than other projects.

TCEQ will make the final calculations for your application.

Note: Links to documents below will be added once grant program is open.

Grant Estimators

  • On-road projects
  • Non-road projects

Technical Supplements

  • On-road projects
  • Non-road projects

Step 4 Collect documents and fill out forms

  • IRS Form W-9
  • Appropriate application form along with all the required documents listed in the form:
  • Note: Links to documents below will be added once grant program is open.

    • Replacement and Repower Project Application
    • Refueling Infrastructure Project Application
    • New Purchase Project Application
    • Supplemental Form 1: Waiver Request

Step 5 Submit your application

TCEQ’s Server

Only if your application is larger than 25MB, upload the file to TCEQ’s file transfer protocol secure (FTPS) server . Note, you must click the “Check if you have an account” button and then enter as the email address.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 .

Regular Mail

Air Grants Division
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

Express Mail

Air Grants Division
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building F, 1st Floor, Suite 1301
Austin, TX 78753

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