Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding or CMAQ, comes from the Federal Highway Administration through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and is administered locally by INCOG and Tulsa Area Clean Cities. CMAQ encourages projects promoting the conversion of vehicles to alternative fuel vehicles, the purchase of original equipment manufactured (OEM) alternative fuel vehicles, and development of the alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure within the Tulsa area. CMAQ grants help ensure expansion of AFVs in the Tulsa area as well as provide incentives, visibility and recognition for public fleets adopting a clean vehicle philosophy in support of the Tulsa Area Clean Cities program. In the last five years, this program has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to 15 area governments to purchase or convert 33 alternative fuel vehicles
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program provides a flexible funding source for state and local governments and school districts to fund transportation projects that reduce mobile source emissions. The funding provided by this program is intended to meet four primary goals:
Eligible recipients are local governmental and public entities located within the Tulsa Transportation Management Area
If you have questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Adriane Jaynes at 918.579.9494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission approved a compressed natural gas rebate program for Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG). This rebate program is intended to promote CNG use in Oklahoma. Rebates are funded through a 25-cent surcharge on each gallon of CNG sold at all public CNG dispensers owned and operated by Oklahoma Natural Gas.
The following rebates are available from ONG:
As part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA), the 2013 Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity will provide rebate incentives to selected eligible applicants to either retrofit or to replace their nonroad construction equipment engines. Please read the 2013 Construction Equipment Program Guide (PDF) (32 pp, 700K, EPA-420-B-13-042, November 2013) for complete information. Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. EST.
Oklahoma has a private loan program with a 3% interest rate for the cost of converting private fleets to operate on alternative fuels. These low-interest loans may be secured for the incremental cost of purchasing an Original Equipment Manufacturer AFV and/or the eligible purchase and installation of converting vehicles to alternative fuels. Eligible fuels include compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquid petroleum gas (LPG). It is possible that other alternative fuels may be considered. It does not include loans for fueling infrastructure. The repayment of the loan is made from fuel savings during a maximum six-year loan period.
For more information on these loans please download Alternative Fuel Vehicle Loan Program Application Guidelines, published by the State Energy Office.
Point of Contact:
Kylah McNabb | Renewable Energy Specialist
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
405-815-5249 | email@example.com