Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) Accepting Applications for Refuse Vehicle

The second round of funding for projects under the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) to replace or repower a variety of vehicles used to haul waste, including garbage trucks, roll-off trucks, dump trucks, sweeper trucks, chipper trucks, and grapple trucks, remains open. Approximately $8.3 million in funding is available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Local governments are eligible to receive up to 80% funding for replacements and repowers. Due to the variety of eligible vehicles, cities that contract out waste hauling services may still be able to take advantage of available funds. Approximately $2.3 million has already been requested and funding goes fast so apply as soon as possible! Email VWsettle@tceq.texas.gov for more specific questions.

An eligible refuse vehicle must:

[if !supportLists]· [endif]have a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,001 lbs.;

[if !supportLists]· [endif]be powered by a diesel engine of model year 1992-2009; and

[if !supportLists]· [endif]be configured to collect and transport municipal solid waste.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2020, or until all funds have been awarded. For more information, visit www.TexasVWFund.org. Not sure what you want to purchase? Watch the DFWCC webinar available at https://www.dfwcleancities.org/dfw-clean-cities-meetings for an overview of the latest technologies available.

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