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Texas Alternative Fuels Initiatives Grant Program

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Administrative Entity:

Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) 

Open To:

Public fleets

Total Incentives Available:
  • $1,400,000 grant funding available
     
Deadline:
  • All applications must be submitted by April 26, 2013.
     
How to Apply:
  • Applications must either be mailed or hand-delivered to: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Attn: Jason Frizzell, Assistant General Counsel, Contracts, Room 201, LBJ State Office Building, 111 E. 17th Street, Austin, Texas 78774 (Issuing Office). Comptroller will NOT accept applications submitted via facsimile transmission or via electronic mail.
  • Applicants must provide one complete signed original and five copies of the application and supporting documents in a sealed envelope or box. The sealed box or envelope shall be labeled with “RFA No. AF-G1-2013, SECO Alternative Fuel Grant Program” and applicants name and address.
  • Grant applications must be received in the Issuing Office no later than 2:00 p.m. CT on Friday, April 26, 2013, as provided in the “In the Schedule of Events and Project Time Line” set forth above. 
  • Late applications will not be accepted or considered under any circumstances.
     
Incentive Details:
  • The Comptroller is accepting applications for competitive grants on a reimbursement basis from eligible entities. Applications must be complete, including all attachments, and submitted in accordance with the Grant Application Deadline and Delivery Requirements given above.
  • Grant funds may be used for the incremental cost of purchasing hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles; converting existing vehicles (MY 2012 or newer) to alternative fuels. The incremental cost will be determined by the base price of the comparable conventional Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vehicle, versus the hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle price.
  • If a grant or grants is awarded under the terms of this RFA, the grant will be funded on a cost-reimbursement basis through a binding grant agreement.
  • If a grant or grants is awarded under the terms of this RFA, the maximum anticipated grant amount available per applicant is $200,000.
  • Indirect costs are not allowable for purposes of the grant funding available under this RFA.
  • For this RFA, applicants must provide a minimum match of 20% of total project costs.
  • Comptroller may request additional information from applicants at any time prior to making a grant, if any, under the terms of this RFA in order to effectively evaluate any application submitted. Comptroller and SECO shall have no liability whatsoever for any costs or expenses of any kind that may be incurred by applicants in responding to this RFA.
  • Ninety percent of the grant funding will be available after purchase of the approved vehicles, items, or other approved equipment; however; the grant funding will be disbursed on a cost-reimbursement basis to the grantee, if a grant is awarded under this RFA. The final ten percent of grant funding will become available after final closeout documents submitted by grantee, in accordance with the grant agreement and Comptroller and SECO requirements, are verified and approved, including documented expenditure of all required matching funds.
     
Eligible Applicants:
  • Applicant must be a Texas political subdivision or a taxpayer-supported Texas Independent School district (ISDs).
    • Charter schools, county juvenile detention centers or Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs are not eligible.
    • For the purposes of this funding opportunity, schools within the Windham School District do not qualify.
  • Applicant must provide documented evidence of matching funds totaling at least 20% of the total project costs (not 20% of the maximum total grant per vehicle / applicant given below).
  • Grants may cover up to 80% of the incremental costs related to the purchase of electric / alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles and conversion of vehicles to alternative fuels.
  • Maximum grant per vehicle: $10,000 light to medium duty and $50,000 heavy duty.
  • Maximum total grant per applicant: $200,000.
  • Competitive grants; cost-reimbursement basis.
     
Eligible Fuels and Vehicles:
  • Alternative fuels include:
    • Propane autogas
    • Compressed natural gas (CNG)
    • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
    • Electric vehicles
  • Hybrid vehicles which operate on both conventional fuel and battery electrical power are also eligible.
     
Contact Information:

Send questions to: contracts@cpa.state.tx.us or fax to (512) 463-3669 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: ROUSH CleanTech provides no representations, assurances or guarantees to you regarding federal, state, local and other tax incentives or grants. This website does not constitute tax advice. You are strongly advised to consult with your tax advisor regarding the specific federal, state, local, and other tax incentives or grants. The “summary” above is based on ROUSH CleanTech’s interpretation of publicly accessible grant funding documents and is meant to provide an overview of the opportunity. You are strongly advised to review the full grant funding language yourself before making any decisions about pursuing grant funding.

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