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Money Available for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Projects

Monday October 16th, 2017
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the availability of about $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.
 
Individual project awards will provide up to a 50 percent reimbursement and be capped at $500,000. Proposed projects must be stand-alone and cannot rely on receiving funding from multiple applications. For additional application requirements and restrictions, please visit the AFIG website.
 
Paper applications only should be submitted to the DEP Grant Center, 15th Floor Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market St., Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. November 17, 2017. The grant solicitation may be extended or re-opened at DEP's discretion.