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Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program; Solicitation Clarification

[41 Pa.B. 2761]
[Saturday, May 28, 2011]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Bureau of Energy, Innovations and Technology Deployment announce clarifications to pages 12 and 13 of the 2011 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant solicitation originally published at 41 Pa.B. 1970 (April 9, 2011). The changes are as follows:

 Under ''Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:'' the fourth bullet has been eliminated.

 Under ''Projects that are not eligible include:'' the seventh bullet is changed to read: ''Projects requesting infrastructure funding for a fleet consisting exclusively of vehicles that are in excess of 26,000 gross vehicle weight.''

 Under ''Projects must comply with the following in order to be funded:'' the fourth bullet is changed to read: ''Infrastructure projects must belong to a fleet that contains at least one vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds.''

 These changes are reflected in a revised Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (Program) application document which has replaced the previous document.

 For persons who have any questions or require further clarification on the changes, contact Carmen LaRosa or Mark Brojakowski at (717) 783-8411.

 The Program provides grants to improve this Commonwealth's air quality and reduce consumption of imported oil through the use of homegrown alternative fuels that will help the economy and environment in this Commonwealth. The Department is seeking applications for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects resulting in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within this Commonwealth.

 Funding is available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth to retrofit fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, subsidize the cost of the purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle for a fleet or subsidize the cost to install fleet refueling equipment for alternative fuel vehicles or support next-phase advanced research, development and training related to alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

 Funding is also available for school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions and nonprofit entities to subsidize the incremental cost to purchase biofuel and provide refueling and storage equipment or related tank cleaning.

 Project costs cannot be incurred before July 1, 2011.

 The Program guidelines and application instructions are available on the Department's web site at http://www.depweb.state.pa.us (click on ''DEP Programs'' and then ''Alternative Fuels''). Applications will be accepted online through the eGrants system. Visit https://www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us/ and click on ''Find a Grant.'' Scroll down to ''AFIG'' and click ''Apply for this grant.''

 The application period opened on April 15, 2011. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on June 17, 2011. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

MICHAEL L. KRANCER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-886. Filed for public inspection May 27, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]



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