Funding

Louisiana Clean Fuels is a resource for your business for clean project funding opportunities. Below is the funding that is currently available or funding that is typically reoccurring.

Want to be notified when funding opportunities become available? Email us at info@louisianacleanfuels.org to get added to our contact list. 

For all other funding inquiries, contact Ann Vail at ann@louisianacleanfuels.org

2018 EPA Clean Diesel National Grants

Deadline for proposals: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of approximately $40 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines.  Under this competition, between 20 and 80 awards are anticipated to be made to eligible applicants.

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FTA Low or No Emission Program (Low-No Program) 2018 Notice of Funding

Deadlne to apply: 6/18/2018

Details:  4/23/2018. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $84.45 million of Fiscal Year 2018 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities.  Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2018-003-LowNo. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 6/18/2018.

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Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0001919

US Department of Energy has announced up to $68.5 million in funding for research focused on advanced vehicle technologies “to enable future private-sector development and commercialization of affordable, energy-efficient transportation technologies that can strengthen our energy security.”

The funding announcement specifically encourages partnerships between researching teams and Clean Cities Coalitions for six of its areas of interest (3a-3f) related to technology implementation, which are:

  • High Performance Computing for Transportation Hubs;
  • First/Last Mile for People/Goods Movement;
  • System-level Data for Energy Efficient Mobility;
  • Fuel Efficient Platooning;
  • Multi-Unit Dwelling and Curbside Residential Charging Infrastructure Innovations;
  • Open Topic (focusing on novel solution to transportation and energy mobility challenges not specified in the other topics).

This funding has been made available via the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The funding was announced on May 1, 2018, and concept papers are due May 29, 2018 with full applications due by July 13, 2018.

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Alternative Fuel Conversion for Public Fleets

Eligible Fleets:
Public fleets in the New Orleans jurisdiction; i.e. in St. Charles, St. Bernard, or Jefferson Parishes (A public entity must own the vehicles). For all inquiries, please contact the New Orleans Clean Fuels Partnership Coordinator Rebecca Otte at rotte@norpc.org

Grant Amount: 

  • 80% of the cost to convert an existing vehicle to propane
  • 80% of the incremental cost difference between a new propane vehicle and the gasonline version

 
Application Dates:
Rolling application process


 Louisiana Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit 

Eligibility:
Alternative fuel vehicles registered in Louisiana. Credit applies to Louisiana taxable income. 

Vehicle Conversion or AFV Fueling/Charging Stations: Act 325 of the 2017 Regular Session 

Effective June 22, 2017 - Reduces the tax credit from 36 percent to 30 percent of the cost of the qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property that is being used to convert vehicles from gasoline or diesel to alternative fuel or to build alternative fuel fueling stations

Purchase of a New Fully Equipped AFV:  Act 403 of the 2017 Regular Session / effective date of June 26, 2017

For any new AFV vehicle purchases made after June 26, 2017, the amount of the credit would be equal to ten percent of the cost of the vehicle or $2,500, whichever is less, provided that the vehicle is registered in Louisiana."


Contact: 
William Little 
(225) 219-2780
PracCIFTPolicyInquiries@La.GOV

Additional Information: Summary on US Dept. of Energy Alternative Fuel Data Center:
www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/6603


Louisiana Clean Diesel Grant Program

Eligibility:
Diesel Vehicles 

Grant Amount: 
$204,659 (amount subject to change)

Availability:

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Additional Information:
Funding Summary

Contact: 
Miriam Tullier, Environmental Chemical Specialist
Office of Environmental Services
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
225-219-3487
Miriam.Tullier@LA.GOV


Louisiana Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Project Loans

Eligibility:

Cost-effective projects involving CNG vehicles and fueling infrastructure.

Loan Amount:

Up to $3,000,000 available for low-interest loans with no maximum loan amount per fleet.

Additional Information:

Summary on U.S. Dept. of Energy Alternative Fuel Data Center: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/8420

LA Revised Statutes 33:1419.1 / 33:1419.6: 

www.legis.la.gov/Legis/LawPrint.aspx?d=727492 
www.legis.la.gov/Legis/LawPrint.aspx?d=727497

Contact:
Louis McArthur
(225) 342-1298 
louis.mcarthur@la.gov


Louisiana Petroleum Gas Commission Incentive (Propane Vehicles & Mowers) 

Eligibility:

  • Qualifying commercial mowers
  • Commercial grade walk behind, belt drive, or zero turn drivers purchased from a participating "service dealer"  
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certified
  • Operating in Louisiana ONLY

Qualifying Vehicles:

  • Available to business & government fleets
  • More than 2 vehicles

Incentive Amount:

  • New vehicles: $1500 per vehicle 
  • Conversions: Up to $800 per conversion
  • Limit of up to 4 awards and $5,000 per entity

Additional Information: 
Commercial Propane Mower & Automobile incentive Guidelines

Contact:
Randy Hayden
(225) 763-8922 
randy@ccilouisiana.com


Additional Funding Resources

Explore the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Clean Cities Financial Opportunities page for additional current and upcoming funding opportunities for clean transportation projects.  Additionally, the Alternative Fuel Data Center's Laws and Incentives Database for Federal and local incentives for switching to cleaner fuels.