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Making changes to improve Utah’s air quality isn’t always easy. That’s why at Utah Clean Cities, we do everything we can to make the process go smoother. We’ve compiled a list of various grants, incentives and laws that will make your transition to alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies seamless.

If you have any questions or need more information in pursuing a grant, please contact us.

State and Department of Environmental Quality Clean Fuel Incentives

Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance Program (VRRAP)

The Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance Program (VRRAP) provides funding assistance to individuals whose vehicles are failing vehicle emission standards to either replace their failing vehicle with a newer, cleaner one or to repair it. The programs are administered by local health departments and made possible through a grant sub-award to them from the Utah Division of Air Quality.

Eligible Region(s): Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Weber Counties

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Clean Air Replacement and Off-Road Technology Program (CARROT)

This program provides incentives for emissions reductions from diesel vehicle/equipment and yard equipment.

Eligible Region: Statewide with priority given in PM2.5 and Ozone Non-attainment areas

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Conversion to Alternative Fuel Grant Program

Conversion to Alternative Fuel Grant Program

The Conversion to Alternative Fuel Grant Program allows businesses that convert vehicles to run on natural gas, propane, or electricity to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 per conversion. The conversion business is then required to pass along the savings to the owner of the eligible vehicle being converted.

There are two steps in the process of obtaining a grant.

Step 1: Preliminary Approval Application

The Preliminary Approval Application process will determine if the proposed project is eligible for an Alternative Fuel Grant and if there are adequate funds for the proposed conversion. All applicants must obtain preliminary approval. To obtain preliminary approval, one of the following applications for the alternative fuel must be submitted: Electric , Natural, and Propane

After submitting the Preliminary Application, the applicant will receive an email that will indicate the status of the application. If the Preliminary Application is approved, the applicant will have up to 60 calendar days from the date of the email to submit a complete Final Approval Application. If the Final Approval Application is not received within the 60 calendar days, the funding may no longer be available for the conversion.

Step 2: Final Approval and Payment Process

Once the vehicle has been converted, the applicant must complete the Final Approval Application (see below) and submit all the required documentation for the appropriate conversion. The final invoice must include a receipt signed by the vehicle owner that includes the itemized costs and demonstrates that the grant has been passed on to the vehicle owner.

Alternative Fuel Heavy-Duty Vehicle Tax Credit

Qualified taxpayers may claim a non-refundable tax credit for the purchase of a Category 7 or Category 8 natural gas, 100% electric, or a hydrogen-electric vehicle. These tax credits are limited.

Eligible Region(s): Statewide

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Uinta Basin Oil and Gas Engine Exchange

This program provides financial assistance for up to 40% off the cost to replace non-road, stationary, gas engines (engine model year 2008 or older) which support oil and gas production. New, replacement engines must meet the most recent new source performance standards required by Subpart JJJJ.

Eligible Region(s): Uinta County, UT; Duchesne County, UT

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Utah Clean Diesel Program

Fleet owners can use this program to replace or upgrade old, dirty diesel vehicles with newer, cleaner options.

Eligible Region(s): Statewide, with preference given to PM2.5 and Ozone Non-attainment Areas

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Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Funding Assistance Program (EVSE)

The EV Charging Incentive Program allow businesses, non-profits, and non-state government to apply for a grant that will cover the purchase and install of EV chargers. Funds will be used for the purchase of Level 2 or DC fast charging EV chargers.

Eligible Region(s): Statewide

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Utah Partner Incentives

Rocky Mtn. Power: EV Incentives

Earn cash rebates for installing electric vehicle charging stations. Rebates can cover up to 75% of charger costs. Non-residential customers can also qualify for incentives for make-ready projects. Electric vehicle charging encourages clean transportation adoption and helps improve Utah’s air quality.

Non-residential customer incentives

Residential customer rebates

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UDOT: Road Usage Charge Program

Utah roads are maintained using taxes from gasoline sales. As vehicles become more fuel efficient and the number of electric vehicles grows, the Utah Department of Transportation and Division of Motor Vehicles is changing to a per-mile fee as a way for drivers to pay their portion of roadway operations and maintenance.

Utah’s Road Usage Charge Program is voluntary for electric and hybrid vehicle owners. UDOT and DMV have contracted with emovis to operate the program. The choice is yours.

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UCAIR: Ongoing Grants and Incentives

UCAIR Funding Opportunities

Since 2013, the UCAIR Grants Program has encouraged Utah’s businesses, government entities and nonprofit organizations to bring forward creative and innovative ideas. The goal of the UCAIR Grants Program is to reduce emissions of criteria pollutants that cause Utah’s poor air quality. Although applicant organizations may propose projects in any area that may decrease criteria pollutants within our State.

Please stay tuned for the 2022-2023 cycle.

Lancer Energy: Reduced on Cost Bosch EV Chargers

Together with Lancer Group, Utah Clean Cities can now offer you Bosch Chargers at a reduced price!

How it Works:

  • Purchase a Bosch Charger from Utah Clean Cities for $100 less than anywhere else
  • $25 goes back to the Utah Clean Cities Idle Free school program
  • Carries a one-year warranty that can be extended to three years if installed by the Lancer Group or other certified installers
  • Pricing on other Bosch models are available

Contact us for more information or make a purchase. Email Tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org

Federal Incentives

Federal Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

Several alternative fuel federal tax credits have been extended including tax credits for biodiesel, CNG and propane, and for fueling infrastructure for E85, biodiesel, CNG, propane and electricity, including residential. Be sure to take a look at the Alternative Fuels Data Center to see what’s changed and how you can take advantage of these updated tax credits.

USDOE: Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-In Hybrids

Federal Tax Credit Up to $7,500!

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased new in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. State and/or local incentives may also apply.

Small neighborhood electric vehicles do not qualify for this credit, but they may qualify for another credit.

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USDOT: R.O.U.T.E.S. Toolkit for Rural Opportunities

Toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (R.O.U.T.E.S.)

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has developed this Applicant Toolkit to provide guidance as part of the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (R.O.U.T.E.S.) Initiative to support potential applicants in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects. In support of the initiative’s goals, this toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to support rural applicants’ understanding of USDOT discretionary grant programs and the funding process.

The Applicant Toolkit is designed for all levels of grant applicant experience, aiming to enhance access to USDOT resources for rural transportation projects. Specifically, this toolkit illustrates key applicant activities when participating in the USDOT discretionary grants process, catalogues USDOT discretionary grant programs by applicant type and eligible project activities in a USDOT Discretionary Grant Funding Matrix, and provides resources for applicants to maximize the potential for award success.

R.O.U.T.E.S. will embark on three activities:

  1. Collecting input from stakeholders on the benefits rural projects offer for safety and economic outcomes, as well as the type and degree of assistance rural projects require;
  2. Providing user-friendly information to rural communities to enhance understanding about DOT’s infrastructure grant options;
  3. Improving DOT’s data-driven approaches to better assess needs and benefits of rural transportation infrastructure projects

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EPA: Clean School Bus Program

With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. EPA is offering $500 million through the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates for zero-emission and low-emission school bus rebates as the first funding opportunity. EPA will continue to update this page with additional Clean School Bus Program funding  information and educational resources.

Clean School Bus Benefits

  • Cleaner air. Electric and alternatively-fueled buses eliminate or reduce school bus exhaust, which is linked to asthma.
  • Reduced health risks, especially for children whose lungs are still developing.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change.
  • Grid resilience. Using bidirectional chargers, school buses can store energy for distribution to the grid when needed.

Clean School Bus Rebate Funding

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USDOE: Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity have launched a new Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize. Phase Two submissions will open in March 2022 and close in March 2023 and will provide cash prizes of up to $250,000 each ($2.5 million total) to groups and organizations to support entrepreneurship and innovation in communities historically underrepresented and underserved in the energy sector. If you want help applying, contact us for free coaching.

Contact us for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org)
Kelly Barrett (kelly.barrett@utahcleancities.org)
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