Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Delaware Division of Energy & Climate reminds applicants of Feb. 29 deadline for Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants
DOVER (Jan. 13, 2016) – DNREC's Division of Energy & Climate is accepting proposals for the Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program, through Feb. 29. Funding is available for projects that expand the availability of alternative fueling stations in Delaware, thereby encouraging Delawareans and state-based fleets to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles, including but not exclusive to electric, propane, natural gas and hydrogen-powered vehicles.
“Across Delaware, there has been growing enthusiasm for the use of alternative-fueled vehicles, which provide many economic, environmental and public health benefits for our state,” said Climate Section Administrator Susan Love, Division of Energy & Climate. “The Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program aims to support and spur the progress of alternative fueling projects in Delaware, so Delaware drivers and fleets can feel comfortable and confident in their choice to drive alternative-fueled vehicles.”
Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program
Grant funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Any Delaware-based business, county, municipality, state agency, academic institution or non-governmental organization is invited to apply. Applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
Approximately $1.4 million in grants (with the maximum for each award $500,000) is available to offset the costs of equipment associated with the installation of private or public alternative-fueling infrastructure, including but not limited to:
· DC “fast” electric vehicle charging stations
· Natural gas fueling stations
· Propane fueling stations
· Hydrogen fueling stations
The grant opportunity is part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, which encourages the use of alternative-fueled vehicles and provides a foundation for developing the infrastructure to support them. Through this program, Delawareans and Delaware businesses have the option to find a fuel and a vehicle that best meets their needs, while growing Delaware’s clean energy economy.
Additional Clean Transportation Incentive Programs
Complementing this grant program, rebates are still available under the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program for purchasers of electric, plug-in hybrid electric, propane, and natural gas vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations and natural gas-powered heavy duty trucks.
Funding for the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program and its Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grant program is made possible by Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
For more information about the Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants, including the request for proposals and application form, please visit www.de.gov/cleantransportation or the Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants webpage.
For further questions, contact Kathy Harris at 302-735-3480, or email DNREC.Transportation@state.de.us.Vol. 46, No. 7