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TCEQ offers grants for Drayage Trucks and Equipment

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 - $9.2 million in grants are available for qualifying applicants
ContactMarty Otero
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is now accepting grant applications for the Seaport and Rail Yard Areas Emissions Reduction Program. The purpose of the SPRY program is to encourage individuals and entities operating at designated seaports and Class I Rail Yards in Texas' nonattainment areas to replace or repower their older on-road vehicles, non-road yard trucks, or other cargo handling equipment with new models.

Applicants may be eligible for funding up to 80% of the cost to replace or repower eligible vehicles and equipment.

For at least two years prior to the submission date of the application, the applicant must have:

  • owned or leased the on-road vehicle, non-road yard truck, or other cargo handling equipment eligible to be replaced under the program
  • been used in its primary function in the routine operations of the applicant in Texas
  • operated the vehicle or equipment at one or more of the designated seaports or rail yards for a minimum of 200 days per year.

Designated seaports include terminals and facilities located in Port Houston (including the participating facilities of the Houston Ship Channel Security District), Port of Galveston, and Port of Freeport.

Designated Class I Rail Yards include terminals and facilities located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Bexar County, Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area, and El Paso Area.

Grant applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 5:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, or until all available funds have been awarded.

Interested? Visit the SPRY webpage for a detailed list of program requirements, maximum eligible grant amounts, and step-by-step application instructions.

Have questions? Contact the Texas Emissions Reduction Program toll-free at 800-919-TERP (8377) or by email at