One of the main objectives of the Tulsa Area Clean Cities Coalition is to make our stakeholders aware of state and federal funding opportunities, grants, and incentives. Our goal is to be an informative resource to assist you in facilitating your alternative fuel projects.
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• State of Oklahoma Incentives and Laws – Including tax credits of up to 45% of the incremental cost of AFVs, and up to 75% on fueling infrastructure.
Important notes regarding Oklahoma’s Alternative Fuel Incentives:
- Electric Vehicle Charging equipment must be “metered for fee” to be eligible for the tax credit. However, under Oklahoma Corporation Commission rules, only electric utilities are allowed to sell electricity. Please read the regulations carefully and consult an attorney before planning to utilize this credit for an EV charging project.
- Due to state budget shortfalls, the state tax credits may be amended in the 2018 legislative session. Though Oklahoma State Statute 68-2357.22 indicates these credits are available through 2020, there has been talk of retroactively amending the credit to January 1, 2018. Thus, we will not know the status of the credit until the end of the Oklahoma legislative session on May 31, 2018. Alternative fuel stations should be operational by December 31, 2017 to guarantee access to this credit.
Latest Funding News
- ChargeOK, Oklahoma’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Grant Program, will offer approximately $3.1 million to install EV charging stations throughout Oklahoma. The program will fund projects in transportation corridors and single point locations. Applications are due on or before March 1, 2019. The Request for Proposals (RFP) was revised on December 13, 2018. …Read More »
- The EPA has announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from older diesel engines. The EPA anticipates awarding approximately $40 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Eligible projects, according to the EPA, …Read More »
- The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is pleased to announce two funding programs toward reducing vehicle emissions in the state. The Clean Diesel / DERA program will offer approximately $638,000 towards the installation of exhaust control retrofits on a variety of vehicles, and diesel or gasoline school bus replacements. …Read More »
- The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality released their draft plan on the state’s approximately $21 million Volkswagen Settlement fund this morning. The following categories of projects are listed as eligible to apply for these funds: Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Class 4-8 School, Shuttle, or Transit Bus …Read More »
- Yesterday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for states, cities, and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety. FHWA is interested in projects that …Read More »
Helpful Websites and Contacts
• The Oklahoma Recovery & Reinvestment Website provides descriptions, links, and funding levels for projects in the State of Oklahoma.
• Recovery.Gov includes timelines, descriptions, and funding levels for Recovery Act projects sorted by state, category, or agency.
• Access the U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunities for the latest information on funding opportunities available to Clean Cities coalitions and stakeholders.
• Email the Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership to request their Monthly Summary of Open Solicitations.
For more detailed information, please consult a qualified tax representative and/or official Tax Commission publications.