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Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP)

The TNGVGP provides grants to encourage an entity that owns and operates a heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle to repower the vehicle with a natural gas engine or replace the vehicle with a natural gas vehicle. Grant applicants are no longer required to go through a Participating Dealer under contract with the TCEQ to apply.

A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)

Welcome to the TERP TNGVGP homepage. The TNGVGP provides grants to encourage an entity that owns and operates a heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicle to repower the vehicle with a natural gas engine or replace the vehicle with a natural gas vehicle. Grant applicants are no longer required to go through a Participating Dealer under contract with the TCEQ to apply.

The TCEQ is now accepting applications for funding consideration under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP). 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, May 31, 2019.

  FUNDS AVAILABLE
FY 2018/2019:
$15,473,974.00

 FUNDS REQUESTED
AS OF 05/14/19:
$9,572,106.00

 FUNDS AWARDED
AS OF 05/14/19:
$5,398,921.00

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Reimbursement

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Disposition

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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 TNGVGP eligible counties.

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

This section lists general information about eligible applicants, eligible counties, and the types of projects that may be eligible for grant funding. For complete information on the types of projects and expenses that may be eligible for a grant, refer to the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA):


Read the RFGA

General Information about eligible applicants, eligible counties, and the types of projects that may be funded is provided below:

Eligible applicants include:

  • Those that own, lease, or commercially finance a heavy-duty or medium-duty vehicle that is operated in Texas.
  • Individuals, corporations, organizations, governments or governmental subdivisions or agencies, school districts, business trusts, partnerships, associations, or any other legal entity.

The counties in which projects may be eligible for funding include the state’s air quality nonattainment areas and other affected counties.

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Vehicles and equipment used primarily for competition or recreational purposes are not eligible for funding under any of the TNGVGP project categories. The TCEQ may more narrowly define or limit the types of eligible vehicles and equipment for a particular funding period. The types of vehicles and equipment eligible under the FY18 TNGVGP funding period include:


  • Applications may be submitted to replace existing diesel or gasoline vehicles with natural gas vehicles or to repower the engines of existing diesel or gasoline vehicles with natural gas engines
  • Vehicles eligible for replacement or repower must have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 lbs.
  • Vehicles eligible for replacement or repower must be in good operating condition with at least two years of remaining useful life.
  • For at least the two years immediately preceding the date of application, vehicles eligible for replacement or repower must have been:
    • owned, leased, or commercially financed by the grant applicant;
    • continually registered in Texas; and
    • operated by the grant applicant at least 75% of annual use (miles) in Texas.

Replacement

The replacement of an eligible vehicle or piece of equipment with a newer vehicle or piece of equipment. Vehicles eligible for purchase must be:
  • Of the same category, description, and weight range or classification as the vehicle being replaced.
  • New and be powered by an engine certified by the EPA to the applicable federal emissions standard.
  • Powered by an engine receiving 75% or more of its power from compressed or liquefied natural gas.
  • Powered by an engine certified by the EPA to emit at least 25% less nitrogen oxides (NOx) than the vehicle being replaced.
  • Refer to the List of Eligible Vehicles.

Repower

The replacement (repower) of an existing engine in an eligible vehicle or piece of equipment with a new, rebuilt, or remanufactured engine. Engines eligible for purchase must be:
  • Powered by an engine receiving 75% or more of its power from compressed or liquefied natural gas.
  • Certified by the EPA to the applicable federal emissions standard.
  • Certified by the EPA to emit at least 25% less NOx than the vehicle being replaced.
  • Refer to the List of Eligible Vehicles.

Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP Program are intended to reduce emissions of NOx while promoting the use of natural gas in Texas. Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP must be operated by the grantee not less than 75% of the time in one or more of the eligible counties identified in the RFGA.

This page outlines the process for completing and submitting a grant application under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP).


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 TNGVGP program, and serves as a guide for determining applicant eligibility.

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

Download the TNGVGP application instructions and application form for your project type.


Project Type Instructions Application
Project Application (TCEQ-20625) PDF PDF / Excel
Supplemental Forms
(if applicable)
Form
Supplemental Form 1 - Hurricane Harvey Exception: Complete this form if the vehicle/equipment being replaced was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. PDF / Excel
Supplemental Form 2 - Agricultural Product Transport: Complete this form if the old equipment is used primarily for the transport of raw agricultural materials. PDF / Excel
Supplemental Form 3 - Special Ownership Preapproval: Complete this form to request preapproval to purchase a vehicle the applicant does not own at the time of application. PDF / Excel

If using Excel, each section of the application form is on an individual Excel worksheet within the workbook. Use the tabs located at the bottom of the worksheet to access each form.In order to print all the 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 (8377).

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 Certification(pdf)

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

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

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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