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 reocurring.

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 Shaneyfelt at ashaneyfelt@louisianacleanfuels.org

FTA Lo-No Grant Program  USDOT TIGER Discretionary Grant Funding | CMAQ Funding Conversion for Public Fleets | Vehicle and Infrastructure Tax Credit | Clean Diesel Grant | CNG Project Loans | Propane Vehicles and Mowers | Additional Resources


FTA Lo-No Grant Program 

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Authority's (FTA) announced the availability of about $211 million within the Fiscal Year 2016 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Grant Program, and another $55 million as part of the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Competitive Grant Program.

As it appears in the federal register, awards under the Low-No Program will "finance the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies, including related equipment or facilities, for transit revenue operations."
Applications are due by May 16.  

See the federal register description HERE.


View the application instructions HERE.


 

USDOT TIGER Discretionary Grant Funding

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. 

Like the first seven rounds, FY 2016 TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.  The 2016 TIGER grant program will focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, does not provide dedicated funding for the planning, preparation, or design of capital projects; however, these activities may be funded as part of an overall construction project.

TIGER funding is provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015. 

Application Date: 
April 29, 2016.  

Click here for more information.


 

CMAQ Funding Available for the Capital Region

Congestion, Mitigation, and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds available to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the NAAQS for ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter. 

The funds are aimed to improving air quality and relieving congestion.  For the 5-parish Capital Region, the Capital Region Planning Commission is calling for CMAQ projects for years 2020-2024.  For all projects, a 20% local match is required. 

Eligible Areas: 
Air quality projects for year 2020-2024 in Ascension, Livingston, Iberville, West Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parishes. 

Grant Requirements: 

  • All applications must identify sponsorship by a government entity such as a city, parish, or state government organization that can provide non-federal matching funds. 
  • An emissions analysis showing reductions for NOx and VOC, and DOTD Stage 0 documents must be included with the submittal of proposed projects. 
  • Applications should include a clear project timeline for implementation
  • Applications should include six hardcopies of the Stage 0 documents, air quality analysis, and the proposed projects

Application Date: 
May 2, 2016


 

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. 

Tax Credit Amount:

  • 36% of the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on alternative fuel.
  • 36% of the incremental cost of purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle; or if the incremental cost of the vehicle or the cost associated with the alternative fueling system cannot be documented, 7.2% of vehicle or $1500, whichever is less. 
  • 36% of the cost of alternative fueling equipment. This is for equipment only; no labor costs are included.


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. LA Revised Statute 47:6035: www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=672160.


Louisiana Clean Diesel Grant Program

Eligibility:
Diesel Vehicles 

Grant Amount: 
$204,659

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 Finanacial 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.