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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-1822


Pennsylvania Natural Gas Energy Development Program Funding Opportunity

[44 Pa.B. 5727]
[Saturday, August 30, 2014]

 On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo announces that on August 30, 2014, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will offer competitive grants for the incremental cost share for the purchase of vehicles over 14,000 pounds that operate using compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

 The 2014 Pennsylvania Natural Gas Energy Development Program (Program) grants will be made from amounts deposited in the Marcellus Legacy Fund. Approximately $6 million will be available for this solicitation. The purpose of this Program is to provide funding to support the purchase or retrofit of natural gas vehicles that utilize new or existing natural gas fueling stations within this Commonwealth.

 Each project must request funding for five or more eligible vehicles. The vehicles utilizing incremental purchase or retrofit cost funding must be registered in this Commonwealth. Each grant will cover no more than 50% of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost of eligible vehicles. Grants will not provide more than $25,000 for each eligible vehicle. Eligible vehicles include purchased or retrofitted new and used vehicles. Grantees may not receive incremental costs for a vehicle purchased or retrofitted prior to December 1, 2014. Grant funds awarded under this Program may not be used in place of available Federal funds. Projects must be completed within the grant period of performance which will be 18 months from December 1, 2014.

 The following entities are eligible to apply for grants under this solicitation: Commonwealth authorities; municipal authorities; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; incorporated nonprofit entities; State-owned or State-related universities; for-profit companies; and local transportation organizations.

 For guidelines and assistance see the Natural Gas Vehicle web page at (click ''Energy,'' then ''Office of Pollution Prevention & Energy Assistance,'' then ''Grants/Loans/Tax Credits'' and ''Natural Gas Vehicle Program''). Applications must be submitted through the eGrants system at Applications will be accepted beginning August 30, 2014, through 4 p.m. on November 14, 2014.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1822. Filed for public inspection August 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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