Harrisburg— Governor Tom Corbett and the
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the third
round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will open on Saturday, Aug. 30 and will
provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and
conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.
continues to move in the right direction by creating opportunities to convert
vehicle fleets from imported oil to homegrown, clean-burning, affordable
natural gas,” Gov. Corbett said. “We encourage all who are eligible for this
funding to lower their operational costs and lessen our dependency on foreign
$14 million has been awarded to 44 organizations and companies making the
switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and bi-fuel
vehicles weighing 14,000 pounds or more.
eligible to apply include non-profit organizations, local transportation organizations,
state owned or state related universities, commonwealth or municipal
authorities, for-profit companies and the Pennsylvania Turnpike
can be no more than 50 percent of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost per
vehicle, with a maximum total of $25,000 per vehicle.
applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, and will be awarded this
applicants are encouraged to participate in a related webinar, scheduled for
Sept. 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. To register for the webinar and view the updated
guidance document and online grant application, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the
“Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program” button.
Caras, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
Lynda Rebarchak, DEP, 484-250-5820