DEP Accepting Applications For FAST Act Alternative Fuels Corridor Infrastructure Grants Starting Nov. 9

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for Alternative Fuels Corridor Infrastructure Grants under the federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act for federally designated corridors.  Applications will be accepted between November 9 and February 8.  (formal notice)

Federally designated corridors in Pennsylvania include sections of: I-76, I-276, I-376, I-476, I-79, I-90, I-95 and I-80.

Approximately $1 million in grants will be available to municipal authorities, political subdivisions, nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in the Commonwealth to install public-use electric, hydrogen, propane and compressed natural gas refueling infrastructure.

The infrastructure must support public vehicles seeking to undertake alternative fuel refueling including, electric vehicle charging, or hydrogen, propane or compressed natural gas refueling.

Individual project awards will be capped at $500,000.

Eligible project infrastructure must be publicly accessible 24/7; incorporate roadway signage compliant with the FAST Act; offer an open and common payment platform; feature standardized nozzles and connectors; be co-located with convenient consumer amenities at safe locations; and provide travelers with measures of assurance that the fuel with be available during their planned stop.

Project infrastructure must be designed to meet 5-year future projections of anticipated usage for the public at the proposed public stations. All projects must be sited within 5 roadway miles of the eligible corridor segment.

Applications must be submitted using the Department of Community and Economic Development Electronic Single Application online grants system.

More information on this grant program will be posted on DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant webpage.

Questions should be directed to Josh Dziubek, DEP Energy Programs Office, by sending email to: or calling 717-783-8411.

Other Clean Vehicle Grants/Rebates

Application periods are open for several other clean vehicle, charging station grants or rebates, including--

-- December 14: DEP Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates (First-Come)

-- December 14: DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants

-- January 25: DEP Zero Emission Vehicle, Electric Charging Station Rebates

-- March 31: DEP Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebates

Visit DEP’s Driving PA Forward website for more information on clean vehicle initiatives.


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[Posted: Nov. 2, 2018]


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