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 Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants

 

Purpose

The Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program is intended to facilitate the development of alternative fueling stations throughout the State of Delaware and to facilitate the movement of people, goods, and products throughout the state. This grant is a component of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program. To view the request for proposal (RFP), please click here.

Program

The Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program has $1.4 million allocated for grants to offset the cost of equipment and materials necessary for the development of public and private alternative fueling stations in Delaware, including but not limited to:

  • Level 3 DC "Fast" Electric Vehicle charging stations;
  • Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas fueling stations;
  • Propane fueling stations; and
  • Hydrogen fueling stations.

The maximum award, which covers only the costs of equipment, is $500,000. Public stations will be awarded 75 percent of the total eligible project costs, while private stations will be awarded 50 percent of the total eligible project costs. For more information on eligibility, please see pages 2-5 of the RFP 

Grant Recipients

At the Fueling the Future event held May 24, Governor Jack Markell announced the Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grant recipients. These projects, which will be installed within two years, will provide Delawarean's and Delaware businesses with additional locations to refuel or charge propane, compressed natural gas, and electric vehicles. The recipients of the grants are as follows:

  • Chesapeake Utilities: $500,000 to install a public compressed natural gas fast-fill refueling station at their new headquarters in Dover, DE 

  • The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation: $55,962 to install two D.C. Fast Charging Stations at Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington and Indian River Marina

  • Royal Farms: $349,903 to install 10 D.C. Fast Charging Stations at five Delaware stores in Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Georgetown, and Laurel 

  • Sharp Energy: $86,375 to install propane fueling stations at three Delaware school bus yards in Red Clay, Sutton Bus, and School Mule

  • The University of Delaware: $8,847 to install three Level 3 Charging Stations on the University of Delaware's campusk, including one public charging station. 

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