DEP offers grants to support alternative fuel infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania
 

October 2, 2017. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing the availability of approximately $1 million in grants to support the installation of publicly accessible alternative fuel infrastructure projects in designated major transportation corridors.

   Examples of eligible projects include electric vehicle charging stations, compressed natural gas refueling stations and propane refueling stations. All projects must be fully accessible to the public and be located within the designated alternative fuel corridors of I-76, I-276, I-476, I-70, I-95, and I-80.

   The funding is made possible through the Commonwealth’s FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act. This special solicitation under the AFIG (Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants) Program is designed to provide long-term certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investments.

   “As the use of alternate fuels continues to increase, we must keep up with the demand for alternative fuel infrastructure along Pennsylvania’s high volume transit corridors,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Projects financed through these grants will offer additional flexibility and opportunities to those already committed to the use of alternative fuels, and will make it more convenient for new users to take advantage of rapidly expanding alternative fuel technology.”

   Individual project awards will provide up to a fifty (50) percent reimbursement and be capped at $500,000. Proposed projects must be standalone and cannot rely on receiving funding from multiple applications.