Environmental eGrants System
2013 DEP Pennsylvania Natural Gas Energy Development Program
Description:  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering grant funding for the purchase or retrofit of eligible vehicles utilizing natural gas in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Commonwealth). Act 13 of 2011 provides the establishment of the Natural Gas Energy Development Program. Grants will be made from amounts deposited in the Marcellus Legacy Fund. Up to $10,000,000 will be available for this solicitation. Of that amount, $5,000,000 shall be allocated exclusively for local transportation organizations. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to support the purchase or retrofit of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) that utilize new or existing natural gas fueling stations within the Commonwealth. The objective is to increase the use of domestically produced natural gas and realize both economic and environmental benefits through the increase in the number of natural gas vehicles operating in the Commonwealth.

Eligible costs under this grant program are limited only to the incremental purchase costs of new or used natural gas vehicles and conversion costs to retrofit new or used vehicles to operate as either a dedicated liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle, dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle or a bi-fuel vehicle. Funding may only be used for five (5) or more vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 14,000 pounds. Each grant will cover no more than 50% of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost of eligible vehicles. Grants will not provide more than $25,000 for each eligible vehicle.

For additional details on the program, please visit the NGV website at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/act_13/20789/natural_gas_vehicle_program/1157504 and the OPPEA section on eLibrary at http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-9146 for program guidelines and detailed instructions on how to apply for the program. 

This Grant Program is administered by: Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance

This Grant Program is funded by:  Act 13 of 2011, the Marcellus Legacy Fund

Eligible applicants include:  State Government
County or Municipal Government
For Profit Organization
Higher Educational Institution
Other Educational Institution
Non-profit with 501(c)3 IRS Status
Non-profit without 501(c)3 IRS Status
Non-profit with PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations Status
Volunteer Fire Organization

Application period opened on December 01, 2012

Application period closed on February 01, 2013 at 4:00PM

Contact Name: Joshua Dziubek
Contact Phone: 717-705-0374
Contact E-mail: RA-EPNGVehicles@pa.gov

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