Up to $100 million in competitive grants are being made available for activities designed to expand renewable fuels sales as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program.
Transportation fueling and fuel distribution facilities are eligible for the cost-share grants, which will fund up to 50% of total eligible project costs (to not exceed $5 million). The grants will help cover the expenses of converting to higher blend friendly status for biodiesel (greater than 5% biodiesel) and ethanol (greater than 10% ethanol). Eligible expenses include installation, retrofitting or otherwise upgrading of dispenser/pumps, related equipment and infrastructure.
Applications are due Aug. 13, 2020.