Transportation and Air Quality Funding Archive

Air Quality Funding at a Glance

For more information on the specific funding initiatives, see the detailed descriptions found below.

  

 

Clean Fleets North Texas 2015 Call for Projects

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) recently (closed on October 23, 2015) held the Clean Fleets North Texas 2015 Call for Projects (CFP).  This CFP will award approximately $2.5 million in grant funds for public and private fleets operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 10-county ozone nonattainment area. Funded projects will help reduce vehicle emissions and help the DFW region meet federal ozone standards. 
 
 

North Texas Green and Go Partnership

This program has offered two funding initiatives to incentivize taxi owners or operators to reduce emissions from their vehicles by converting their vehicles to a cleaner fuel or purchasing a cleaner vehicle.
 
2010 North Texas Green & Go Grant Assistance Program
2008 North Texas Green & Go Clean Taxi Partnership

 

2006 Clean Fleets Vehicle Call for Projects

Through this grant program, the RTC provided funding to public sector entities for clean vehicle projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the ozone non-attainment area.  Eligible project types included new purchases, replacements, retrofits, repowers, and conversions of heavy-duty and light-duty vehicles.
 


Construction Equipment Funding Initiatives

NCTCOG offered grant funding for projects that reduce emissions from non-road construction equipment through equipment replacement, repower, or retrofit.
 
Clean Construction Equipment 2011 Call for Projects
 

Idle Reduction Funding Initiatives

NCTCOG has periodically offered grant funding for projects that reduced idling from both light-duty and heavy-duty on-road vehicles and non-road equipment.  Both on-board and on-site idle reduction projects have been eligible.

Regional Idling Reduction Program 2012 Call for Projects
Diesel Idling Reduction Program 2011 Call for Projects Diesel Idling Reduction Program 2010 Call for Projects Diesel Idling Reduction Program 2008 Call for Projects  

School Bus Funding Initiatives

NCTCOG has periodically offered grant funding for projects that reduce emissions from school buses in the NCTCOG service area.  Eligible projects typically include bus replacement, repower, and retrofit; in recent years installation of EPA-verified idle reduction devices has also been eligible.

2015 Call for Projects
  • Guidelines [PDF]
  •  Summary of Awarded Projects:  No funding awarded, as no complete applications were received.
2012 Call for Projects 2011 Call for Projects 2010 Call for Projects 2009 Call for Projects 2008 Call for Projects
  • Guidelines [PDF]
  • Summary of Awarded Projects:  No funding awarded, as no complete applications were received.
2007 Call for Projects  

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Partnership Programs

2009-2010 Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Equipment Grant Program
NCTCOG partnered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to implement approximately $11.6 million of Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) projects through this program. Eligible projects included, but were not limited to, retrofit, repower, replacement, or new purchase/lease of on-road heavy-duty vehicles, non-road vehicles/equipment, locomotives, and stationary engines from both public and private sector entities 2006-2007 North Texas Emission Reduction Grant Program
NCTCOG partnered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to implement approximately $5.7 million of Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) projects through this program. Eligible projects included, but were not limited to, retrofit, repower, replacement, or new purchase/lease of on-road heavy-duty vehicles, non-road vehicles/equipment, locomotives, and stationary engines from both public and private sector entities. 2006 Regional Refuse Hauler Program
NCTCOG partnered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to implement approximately $11.5 million in projects to reduce emissions from refuse haulers through vehicle replacement, repower, retrofit, or installation of idle reduction technology.

 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Clean Vehicle and Infrastructure Funding Call for Partners

NCTCOG submitted applications on behalf of the region for clean vehicle and infrastructure funding made available under the ARRA.  Both public and private fleets were represented through these proposals. Visit www.nctcog.org/recovery for current information on these and other Recovery Act funds.

ARRA - Department of Energy (DOE) Emphasis Areas
In May 2009, NCTCOG submitted one proposal to DOE for funding made available through ARRA for the Clean Cities FY09 Petroleum Reduction Technologies Projects for the Transportation Sector, Area of Interest 04. The proposal was awarded by DOE and the project was completed in early 2014.  
‚ÄčARRA - Clean Diesel Emphasis Area
In April 2009, NCTCOG submitted 12 proposals to the Environmental Protection Agency for funding made available through ARRA for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. Project 1 and Project 4 were awarded by EPA and were completed in late 2011. Clean Fleets North Texas: Recovery Act Call for Projects
NCTCOG offered grant funds to government entity fleets for projects which increased the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles through funding made available by the State Energy Conservation Office.