Fleet Conversion Grants
ACOG’s Public Fleet Conversion Grants Program allows eligible entities to access federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program funds on a competitive basis in order to implement clean fuel projects. CMAQ money supports transportation projects that reduce mobile source emissions and provides a flexible funding source to state and local governments for transportation projects and programs that help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and its amendments.
CMAQ Improvement Program
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program provides a flexible funding source for state and local governments to fund transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and its amendments. CMAQ money supports transportation projects that reduce mobile source emissions. Eligible activities include transit improvements, travel demand management strategies, traffic flow improvements, and public fleet conversions to cleaner fuels, among others.
General CMAQ Information
The procedures and guidelines set forth in this announcement apply to the award of CMAQ funds attributed to the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) Transportation Management Area, for the purpose of implementing a program to deploy alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles in public sector fleets and to be administered as a competitive grants process. The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments’ CLEAN AIR Grants for Public Sector Fleets allow OCARTS member local governments and certain other public entities to access CMAQ funds for fleet conversions to clean fuel technologies to include alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid vehicles and alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure.
Entities Eligible for CMAQ Funds
Project applications will be accepted from OCARTS local government member entities; OCARTS member public transit fleets; public trusts and public authorities that provide essential services to OCARTS member entities; public colleges and universities, and Oklahoma CareerTech System Technology Centers lying principally within OCARTS boundaries; and public school districts whose boundaries are contained principally within the OCARTS area. Private entities that contract services such as refuse hauling or school transportation to OCARTS area-eligible entities also can be considered for funding through a Public-Private-Partnership agreement.
CMAQ Guidelines and Funding Ratios
Funding ratios and eligible costs may vary by project. Attention to current guidelines and timelines is important.
Air Quality & Clean Cities Manager
AQ and Clean Cities Planner