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


Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) 

Sign up for updates on the latest funding opportunities under the EPA's Diesel Emission Reduction Act: https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-email-updates


FTA Low or No Emission Vehicle Program

Check this site often for new opportunities: The Low or No Emission Competitive program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. Under the FAST Act, $55 million per year is available until fiscal year 2020. https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/lowno


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.