2023 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants(AFIG)


Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program is now accepting applications for the 2023 program year. AFIG has approximately $3 million in funding available to school districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Pennsylvania that want to transition to cleaner fuel transportation.    Supported alternative fuels include electricity, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, hydrogen, hythane, biodiesel, ethanol, methanol, and other advanced biofuels.    Grant funding covers: Incremental costs related to retrofitting vehicles to operate on alternative fuels; Incremental costs to purchase alternative fuel vehicles; Cost to purchase and install the necessary fleet-refueling or home-refueling equipment for alternative fuel vehicles; Cost to perform research, training, development, and demonstration of new applications or next-phase technology related to alternative fuel vehicles.  

Priorities for this year’s funding include:

Projects that are located in or predominantly serve environmental justice areas;  
Minority-, veteran-, or woman-owned businesses;
Zero emission vehicle projects;
Renewable natural gas vehicle and infrastructure projects;
Medium- and light-duty fleet refueling infrastructure projects. 
Application Deadlines:
There will be two application periods, with deadlines as follows:  

First Application Period Deadline: 8/25/2023 at 11:59 PM ET
Second Application Period Deadline: 12/15/2023 at 11:59 PM ET
Additional Information:
For additional details and instructions for how to apply, please visit:   http://www.dep.pa.gov/AFIG  

Other questions? Please contact:  
PA-DEP Energy Program Specialist, Josh Dziubek: jdziubek@pa.gov
PRCC Executive Director, Rick Price: coordinator@pgh-cleancities.org