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Grants to Convert Fuel for Trucks

The Ohio EPA has announced a new grant program that will award $5 million to reimburse Ohio owners of large diesel or gasoline vehicles for a portion of the cost to replace a vehicle or convert the vehicle to run on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or propane autogas. Eligible vehicles must be registered in Ohio for operation on public highways and weigh at least 26,000 pounds (class 7 and 8).

The program applies to bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicles that can run on both an alternative fuel and on gasoline or diesel fuel. The program is open to applicants in every Ohio county. The program is supported with $5 million allocated by the Ohio General Assembly from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund of the Ohio Developmental Services Agency.

Guidelines and grant application forms are posted on the AFV Grant Program Website here. The earliest date that grant applications may be submitted is March 6, 2018. Ohio EPA will host two conference calls in February to take questions from prospective applicants. Dial-in information for the calls is included in the grant application guidelines. It is not necessary to pre-register for the conference calls. Ohio EPA will post a summary of questions and answers from these sessions to the program web page.

Applications must be submitted by email to derg@epa.ohio.gov. Applications will be considered in the order received, and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants whose proposals are deemed complete and eligible, until all available funds have been allocated. The status of pending applications will be posted regularly to the web page after March 6.

Questions about the program may be directed to carolyn.watkins@epa.ohio.gov or 614.644.2873.

 

 

 


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