Shorepower Truck Electrification Project and Rebate Program
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the U. S. Department of Energy is funding a project with Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) to install electrified truck parking at fifty truck stop locations along the nation's busiest freight movement corridors. To accelerate the use of truck stop electrification, the project also includes over $10 million in idle reduction equipment rebates for devices on medium and heavy-duty diesel trucks that incorporate electric standby operation or run on battery power to eliminate engine idling during mandated rest periods. The STEP Rebate program will offer incentives up to 20% of the installed equipment price or a maximum amount by category for equipment that can hook up to the power grid or operate on battery power to eliminate engine idling. Applications due 3/31/13. For more info click here.
Propane Mower End-User Incentive Program
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is seeking a limited number of customers to participate in the End-User Propane Mower Incentive Program. This program is a research initiative that rewards customers with a $1,000 incentive toward the incremental cost of a new, dedicated propane mower in exchange for their commitment to provide feedback about mower performance and usage during the mowing season. Any new, dedicated propane mower with a 60-72 inch cutting deck is eligible for the program. Participating customers can purchase up to 10 eligible mowers with program incentives through any mower dealer across the nation. For more info contact Alison Dimond or click here.
NFPA EV Safety Training
First responders across the country can now apply for financial assistance to receive the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Electric Vehicle Safety Training, a nationwide program designed to help firefighters and other first responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the road in the United States. Fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) providers are eligible to apply for grants available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter's Grant Program (AFG). Applications due 7/6/12. For more info contact AFG Help Desk or click here.
VTrans Transportation Enhancement Grants
Transportation Enhancements (TE) activities are federally funded, community-based projects that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by improving the cultural, historic, aesthetic and environmental aspects of our transportation infrastructure. The TE program operates under the belief that transportation funding should focus on more than just roads. TE projects can include creation of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, streetscape improvements, refurbishment of historic transportation facilities, and other investments that enhance communities and access. These projects are funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) via Congressional surface transportation legislation. Letters of intent due 7/13/12. For more info contact Kevin Russell or click here.