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North Wales, Pa. – November 20, 2019 — Senator Maria Collett (D-12 Montgomery/Bucks) has announced $325,000 in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) for clean energy vehicle projects in her district.

Grant recipients include:

  • Waste Management, Inc. – $300,000 for eight heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
  • Hatboro-Horsham School District – $25,000 for three new propane school buses.

“Transitioning to alternative fuel vehicles will help reduce our carbon footprint in Pennsylvania and save us money in the long run,” said Senator Collett. “I’m pleased to see two major projects in our district receive funding, and I encourage local municipalities, nonprofits, school districts, and businesses to apply for remaining grants by December 13.”

The Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The AFIG Program aims to improve Pennsylvania’s air quality, reduce consumption of imported oil, and boost the Commonwealth’s economy with alternative energy projects.

About $3 million dollars in AIFG funding remains available in 2019, and local school districts, municipalities, nonprofits, and businesses are encouraged to apply by 4:00pm on December 13. To learn more about the program, visit the AFIG website. To apply for the grant, visit eGrants. Senator Collett’s office is happy to assist those interested in applying.

 

 

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