Kansas Soybean Commission offers rebates to Kansans up to $2000 ($200 for individuals) for using biodiesel in diesel truck/equipment. Fleets and individuals based in Kansas, using diesel-powered equipment, can now earn rebates for using biodiesel blends above 10%. Kansas Soybean Commission will distribute rebates on a first-come, first-served basis, until program funds are exhausted. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including the rebate application form, please see the Biodiesel Rebate Program website.
Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebate Pilot Program – Kansas Gas Service
Kansas Gas Service offers rebates for NGV purchases or conversions in the amount of $1,000 for a dedicated or bi-fuel vehicle. Vehicles must be purchased or converted after February 2, 2016, and each applicant is limited to three rebates per calendar year. Compressed natural gas equipment must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board. Kansas Gas Service will distribute rebates on a first-come, first-served basis, until program funds are exhausted. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including the rebate application form, please see the CNG Rebate Program website.
Special EV Group Buy Pricing – KC metro Nissan Dealerships
Get up to $17,500 off a Nissan LEAF for a Limited Time at your Kansas City metro dealership! Pricing good November 21, 2016 through March 31, 2017. For details and printable flier, click here.
The federal government offers a tax credit of between $2,500 and $7,500 on electric vehicles (EV). Taxpayers must have tax liability equal to or greater than the credit to be eligible. The tax credit cannot be used at the time of purchase, but reduces the taxpayer’s tax owed dollar-for-dollar.
Missouri – Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit
Missouri residents can claim an income tax credit for the cost of constructing a qualified alternative fueling station (including home EVSE). The credit is 20% of the costs directly associated with the purchase and installation of any alternative fuel storage and dispensing equipment or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), up to $1,500 for individuals or $20,000 for businesses. Tax credits may be carried forward for two years and may be transferred or sold, but will be forfeited if a tax credit recipient stops dispensing alternative fuel or electricity for vehicle charging. This tax credit expires on January 1, 2018. For more information, see the Missouri Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit website.
Kansas – Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit
An income tax credit is available for 40% of the incremental or conversion cost for qualified AFVs, based on gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), between $2,400 and $40,000. Qualified AFVs include vehicles that operate on a combustible liquid derived from grain starch, oil seed, animal fat, or other biomass, or produced from a biogas source.
Alternatively, a tax credit of 5% of the cost of the AFV, up to $750, is available for the purchase of an original equipment manufacturer AFV. This credit is allowed only to the first individual to take title of the vehicle. For motor vehicles capable of operating on E85, the individual claiming the credit must provide evidence of purchasing at least 500 gallons of E85 between the time the vehicle was purchased and December 31, of the following calendar year. Excess credits may be carried over for up to three years after the year in which the expenditures were made. The credit is only available to entities with corporate income tax liability. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit page.
Kansas – Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit
An income tax credit is available for 40% of the total cost to install alternative fueling infrastructure after January 1, 2009. Qualified property must be directly related to the delivery of alternative fuel into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle propelled by such fuel. The tax credit may not exceed $100,000 per fueling station. Alternative fuels are defined as combustible liquids derived from grain starch, oil seed, animal fat, or other biomass, or produced from a biogas source. Excess credits may be carried over for up to three years after the year in which the expenditures were made. The credit is only available to entities with corporate income tax liability. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit page.
Clean Transportation Project Bank
Federal Funding Overview
- Grants.gov Grants.gov is a single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The “Find Grant Opportunities” feature allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.
- Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center database compiles state and federal incentives and laws related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics.
- Clean Cities Program promotes alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle-reduction. In addition to financial assistance for projects, Clean Cities maintains a database of state and federal assistance.
Since 2008, EPA has funded nearly 60,000 pieces of clean diesel technology through the National Clean Diesel Campaign. These technologies include emissions and idle control devices, aerodynamic equipment, engine and vehicle replacements, and alternative fuel options. The projects meet critical local air quality needs by deploying both proven and emerging technologies much earlier than would otherwise occur.
Project funding for the National Clean Diesel Campaign (DERA) comes from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. As stipulated in the Act, 70 percent of DERA funds are to be used for national competitive grants, with the remaining 30 percent allocated to the states.
Other EPA Funding
- Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) is a competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. Through CARE, the community creates a partnership that implements solutions to reduce releases of toxic pollutants and minimize people’s exposure to them.
- Environmental Education Grants support environmental education projects that enhance the public’s awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. Annual funding for the program ranges between $2 and $3 million. Most grants will be in the $15,000 to $25,000 range.
- Environmental Justice Grants and Cooperative Agreements provide financial assistance to eligible organizations to build partnerships, identify local environmental and public health issues, envision solutions and empower the community to make improvements.
- Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) issues annual solicitations for research proposals from science and technology-based firms.
- Smart Growth Program assists local and state governments, communities, and non-governmental organizations in addressing the varied aspects of smart growth, including minimizing the impacts of land use and growth on environmental, economic, and community health.
- SmartWay Innovative Financing helps companies save fuel and money while reducing emissions produced by their trucks. Although a wide variety of technologies exist which reduce fuel costs, many companies lack the up-front investment capital to benefit from them. SmartWay Transport provides information on lending institutions that offer Cleaner Truck, Trailer, and Technology Loans.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
- Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program (VALE) is a national program to reduce ground emissions at commercial airports located in designated air quality nonattainment and maintenance areas. The VALE Program allows airport sponsors to use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) to finance low emission vehicles, refueling and recharging stations, gate electrification, and other airport air quality improvements.
Federal Highway Administration / Federal Transit Administration
- The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) CMAQ provides funding to state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and transit agencies for surface transportation and other related projects that improve air quality and reduce congestion. Funding is available for areas that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (nonattainment areas) as well as former nonattainment areas that are now in compliance (maintenance areas). Priority is given to diesel engine retrofits, and other cost-effective emission reduction and congestion mitigation activities that provide air quality benefits.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Energy Related Program Matrix is a navigational aid for USDA’s many programs that assist farmers, rural residents, and the nation in responding to energy-related issues and opportunities. Search categories include agency, energy type, and assistance type.
- Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality. EQIP offers financial and technical assistance to eligible participants.
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides a searchable database of competitive grants and cooperative agreements open to supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations with the goal of advancing knowledge of agriculture, the environment, and human health and well-being.
- Rural Development Loan and Grant Programs assist agricultural producers and rural small business with purchasing renewable energy systems and making energy efficiency improvements.