Feb. 18, 2014
For more information: Shelley M. Snow, Public Affairs, (503) 986-3438
SALEM – A program aimed at encouraging the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel has $4 million to award to qualifying projects in Oregon. Managed by the Oregon Department of Transportation with support from the Oregon Department of Energy, the program uses funds from the federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program (CMAQ). Funding will be directed towards projects that support the installation of natural gas fueling stations. Applications are due April 18. Complete information, including project requirements, is available on the website.
All public and private entities and Tribal governments are eligible to apply for the funds. Projects must meet certain requirements to be eligible, such as matching funds, and applications will be evaluated on several criteria, such as degree of readiness (see complete eligibility requirements, criteria and timelines at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/AT/pages/CMAQ.aspx.)
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