The DRIVE PA FORWARD Truck and Bus Fleet & On-Road Rebate Programs are Open

Truck and Bus Fleet Grant Program – Fleets of Class 4-8 Trucks, Drayage Trucks, School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses

Change in Program Name and Eligibility – This program was called the Class 8 Truck and Transit Bus Grant Program in 2018 and 2019. The name of the program has been revised to reflect significant changes to the program relating to eligibility of different vehicle/engine types and a change to focus on fleets of 6 or more eligible vehicles/engines.

Project Funding – There is $3,000,000 available for reimbursement grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in calendar year (CY) 2021 under the Truck and Bus Fleet Grant Program.

Project Period – The project period will begin upon execution of a grant agreement and end two years later. Extension requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Submission Format – The application is available online through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Electronic Single Application website, eGrants, at https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx. Paper and faxed copies will not be accepted.

Application Submission Period – The Truck and Bus Fleet Grant Program application submission period will begin upon public notice of availability and will remain open until the application submission deadline at 4:00 PM on October 9, 2021. DEP will review and score applications after the submission period ends

Information and Guidelines can be found at 3_CY21Truck&BusFleetGrantProgramGuidelines.pdf (pa.gov)

The Onroad Rebate Program

 Available Funding – The funding available under the calendar year (CY) 2021 Onroad Rebate Program is $6,000,000.

The Application Period for this round of funding will open on July 23, 2021. DEP will close the Application Period following the issue of $6.0 million in vouchers, or by November 12, 2021– whichever occurs first. Applications for rebates will be accepted, reviewed, and approved on a first come, first served basis.

The funding available under the calendar year (CY) 2021 Onroad Rebate Program is $6,000,000.

The Application Period for this round of funding will open on July 23, 2021. DEP will close the Application Period following the issue of $6.0 million in vouchers, or by November 12, 2021– whichever occurs first. Applications for rebates will be accepted, reviewed, and approved on a first come, first served basis.

Information and Guidelines can be found at 3_CY21_OnroadRebateProgramGuidelines.pdf