Contact Information 

District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Applications for Natural Gas Credit Available, Says Everett
12/3/2012
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today the Department of Environmental Protection will begin accepting applications Dec. 1 for its Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program, which will provide up to $20 million over the next three years to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

“This is a very worthwhile program that has been created to aid in the expansion of the use of natural gas-powered vehicles,” said Everett. “We must continue to work toward the goal of making our Commonwealth less dependent on imported oil. The large natural gas reserves available in Pennsylvania are an economic driver that produces lower-cost, cleaner energy.”

In the first year, $10 million in grants will be available, $5 million of which is slated for local transportation organizations, including nonprofit agencies providing public transportation services and public transportation, port and redevelopment authorities. Nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, local transportation organizations, state-owned or state-related universities and commonwealth or municipal authorities will eligible to apply for the remaining amount.

An additional $7.5 million in funding will be available the second year, with $2.5 million the third year.

Eligible vehicles must weigh 14,000 pounds or more and be fueled with compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas. Bi-fuel vehicles are also eligible.

Grant awards will be capped at 50 percent of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost per vehicle, with a maximum total of $25,000 per vehicle. The incremental purchase cost is defined as the difference between a vehicle eligible for these grants and one powered by traditional fuels, such as diesel or gasoline.

For this first year, grant applications are due Feb. 1, 2013. Grants will be awarded in late March 2013.

To learn more about the program and complete the online grant application, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program button.

State Representative Garth Everett
84th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Raymond Smith
rsmith@pahousegop.com
717.705.1834
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