Clean Fuels program helps replace engines with more environmentally friendly alternatives
 

August 27, 2019. Applications for the Arkansas Clean Fuels Funding Assistance Program and the State Agency Fleet Emission Reduction (SAFER) Program will be accepted starting Sunday.

   The Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has set an application deadline of November 30.

   The Clean Fuels program is a competitive funding opportunity for public, private, and non-profit entities in Arkansas seeking to repower or replace eligible medium trucks, heavy trucks, or buses with new lower-emitting alternative-fueled technologies.

   The goal of the Clean Fuels program is to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from across the state and spur markets for alternative fuels, including compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane, and electricity.

   ADEQ will distribute funds from this program over a four-year period, with a total of $697,794 to be awarded to projects during this first funding cycle.

   The SAFER program is a competitive one-time funding opportunity for Arkansas state agencies seeking to repower or replace eligible diesel medium trucks, heavy trucks, or buses with new lower-emitting technologies. ADEQ has allocated $1,109,790 of Volkswagen Mitigation funding towards funding projects under this program.