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


Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal Grants

A 2017 Request for Proposals for tribal grants is planned for the June/July timeframe. U.S. tribal
agencies or intertribal consortia with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality are eligible
to apply for Clean Diesel Tribal Grants.

More information: https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel- tribal-grants


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.