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State Kicks Off Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

Scott Detrow / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Chris Jones fills up his CNG-fueled Crown Vic in Montgomery County

Pennsylvania is about to hand out $20 million in grants aimed at growing the number of natural gas-fueled vehicles on the road.

The program, funded by the state’s new impact fee, distributes money to organizations purchasing fleet vehicles. As StateImpact Pennsylvania reported in July, “com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ments or schools who are adding more than five nat­ural gas-fueled trucks can apply for grants of up to $25,000-per-vehicle.”

Interested in applying for a grant? The Department of Environmental Protection is holding a series of seminars over the next two months aimed at explaining how the application process works. The first session is scheduled for Friday, September 14, in Camp Hill, Cumberland County.

More information from the DEP statement is listed below. Find out more about the program from our July report, as well as DEP’s special website.

The half-day seminar will begin at 8 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass. Vendors interested in setting up an exhibit at this or future seminars are encouraged to sign up through DEP’s website.

…In addition to the Sept. 14 session, half-day seminars are also confirmed for:

  • Friday, Sept. 21, at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Erie County;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Lycoming County;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Valley Forge, Chester County (location TBD);
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Lackawanna County Center for Public Safety in Jessup; and
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Towanda Fire Hall in Bradford County.

Comments

  • Ladderback

    Why don’t they spend the money encouraging people to switch to gas in their houses? This program sounds practically Obamaesque, not Corbettesque.

    • HighlandPark

      I agree on the home natural gas angle. I think they should pursue both ideas. Personally, I would love to have a CNG car. The cost per mile is significantly less.

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