July 18, 2022. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is now accepting applications for the Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP) with an estimated $16 million in grant funding available for fleet owners in Texas to replace aging diesel vehicles with new hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. Grants may reimburse up to 80% of the cost of the new vehicle.
Grants are available for entities who own and operate a fleet of 75 or more on-road vehicles in Texas and who apply to replace at least 10 of those vehicles with new hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles powered by:
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
- Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
- Propane, or
- A mixture of fuels containing at least 85% methanol by volume (M85).
Those interested in applications can find both the grant application and the required W-9 form on the TCEQ website. Applications for the Clean Fleet program will be accepted until 5 p.m. Sept. 16.
The Clean Fleet program is part of the Texas Emission Reduction Plan, which “provides incentives to owners of large truck fleets in Texas to replace diesel-powered vehicles with alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles.”