Applications Available Now for Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants

HARRISBURG – Businesses, school districts, municipalities and non-profits can apply now for grants to support the purchase and use of alternative fuel vehicles and technology, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program helps offset the cost of implementing alternative fuel transportation projects, including covering a portion of the cost to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, retrofit existing vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, assist in the purchase of refueling equipment, and support research, training and development of alternative fuel vehicles and technology.

“The use of alternative fuel technology holds the potential to create environmental and economic benefits in communities throughout the state,” Bartolotta said. “This grant program helps expand the options available to municipalities and organizations in pursuing clean, advanced energy projects that will ultimately reduce costs and improve air quality.”

The AFIG program is administered by the state Department of Environmental Protection. Applications and additional details on the program are available online at www.dep.pa.gov.

The application period for the grant program will remain open throughout the year. A total of $7 million in grants will be available during the 2016 calendar year.

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