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Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG)

2014 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program Awards Announced
On September 4, 2014 DEP awarded nearly $4 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to 33 local governments, non-profit organizations and companies making the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), propane, or electric for medium to light-weight fleet vehicles.  The awarded AFIG grants will help pay for the conversion or purchase of 274 natural gas vehicles, 261 propane vehicles, and 23 plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles.  An estimated 24 new fueling stations and 35 existing stations will be utilized by these vehicles.  In addition, DEP awarded $1.8 million in AFIG funding to four innovative alternative fuel technology projects.

AFIG grants are an annual soliciatation. Those eligible to apply include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, incorporated non-profit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships registered to do business in Pennsylvania. 

If you are interested in receiving an announcement notice regarding future AFIG grant opportunities, please complete the AFIG Grant Announcement Mailing List form.  All items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

2013-2014 AFIG Annual Report (PDF)

The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program was established in 1992 under Act 166.

What are the goals of the program?

The AFIG Program helps to create new markets for alternative fuels in Pennsylvania which enhances energy security. An investment is being made not only in alternative fuels, but the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, fleets and technologies.

Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant projects promote and build markets for advanced, renewable and alternative energy transportation technologies. The intent is to provide a stimulus for opportunities that better manage Pennsylvania's fuel resources in a way that also improves the environment, supports economic development and enhances the quality of life.

Find locations in Pennsylvania, or across the country, that offer the following alternative fuel types: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquified Propane Gas (LPG), Electric, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Ethanol (E85) and Methanol (M85).

Major source of information on AFVs including lists of vehicles available from manufacturers, national refueling information, emission reduction demonstration studies.

A web site designed to help you understand and acquire AFV's.

The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have jointly developed a new web-site that allows consumers easy access to fuel economy data on-line over the Internet.

The Department of Energy's Vehicle Cost Calculator . Use this calculator to compare alternative fuel vehicles with their gasoline-only counterparts.

DEP Regional Contacts

Northwest Region, Meadville – Geoffrey Bristow (814-332-6681)
North-central Region, Williamsport – Michelle Ferguson (570-327-3783)
Northeast Region, Wilkes-Barre – Janet Warnick (570-826-2475) 
Southwest Region, Pittsburgh – Margaret Hall (412-442-4137)
South-central Region, Harrisburg – Mark Hand (717-705-4797)
Southeast Region, Norristown – Heather Cowley (484-250-5816)