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TCEQ now accepting applications for TERP Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants Program

Nov. 12, 2020 - Up to $35.5 million available to replace or upgrade heavy-duty vehicles and equipment
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is now accepting applications for its Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants program.

Up to $35.5 million is available on a competitive basis to upgrade or replace heavy-duty on-road equipment, non-road equipment, stationary equipment, marine vessels and locomotives with newer, cleaner models.

Applicants must demonstrate they can achieve a reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of at least 25%.

Application forms for the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants program must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

Applications submitted on forms from previous grant rounds will not be accepted.

Grant-funded equipment must operate at least 55 % of its annual usage within the following areas.

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

Applicants may learn more about program eligibility requirements and download copies of the Request for Grant Application, Technical Supplements, and Grant Estimators at:

For questions regarding the grant application process, contact TERP toll-free, 800-919-TERP (8377), or via email,

Applications will be accepted by email at

Applications too large to email should be submitted via postal or express mail service:

  • Regular Post Delivery
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    Air Grants Division
    ERIG, MC-204
    P.O. Box 13087
    Austin, Texas 78711-3087
  • Express Post Delivery
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    Air Grants Division
    ERIG, MC-204
    Building F, 1st Floor, Room 1301
    12100 Park 35 Circle
    Austin, Texas 78753