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Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program Accepting Applications

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 - Projects to replace or repower local freight and port drayage trucks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ContactMarty Otero
Phone512-239-0046
After Hrs512-239-5000

The TxVEMP is now accepting applications for projects to replace or repower local freight and port drayage trucks. Approximately $33 million in grants is available. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Any person or entity who operates an eligible local freight or port drayage truck at least 51% of the vehicle's annual mileage in one of the Priority Areas, as designated below, is potentially eligible to apply for a grant.

  • Austin Area: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur Area: Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties
  • Bell County: Bell County
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Area: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise counties
  • El Paso County: El Paso County
  • Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties
  • San Antonio Area: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Wilson counties

Eligible Local Freight and Port Drayage Trucks: 

  • Class 4-7 local freight trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) between 14,001 and 33,000 lbs. used to deliver cargo and freight.
  • Class 8 local freight and port drayage trucks with a GVWR greater than 33,000 lbs. used for port drayage and/or freight/cargo delivery.

Local freight and port drayage trucks being replaced or repowered must be of a model year 1992-2009 and may be replaced or repowered with a new vehicle or engine powered by electricity, diesel, or an alternative fuel. 

Contact TxVEMP staff by phone at 833-215-TXVW (8989) or by email at VWsettle@tceq.texas.gov.