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Past Grants

Since 1995, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has offered individuals, businesses and organizations multiple forms of grant funding to help cover the costs of their emission reduction projects. These projects include diesel engine replacements, diesel oxidation catalyst retrofits, marine diesel repowers and many more. For more information or to sign up for e-mail notification of future grants, contact Jill Vitas at 919-707-8424 or

2017 Grant Awards

Applicant: Sanders Utility Construction Company
Grant Award: $119,719
Summary: Replacement of two Tier 2 excavators with new Tier 4 excavators

Applicant: Allons Enterprises, LLC
Grant Award: $3,343
Summary: Installation of an auxiliary power unit on a Class 8 diesel truck to reduce idling emissions

Applicant: Waste Industries
Grant Award: $78,585
Summary: Replacement of a Class 8 diesel truck with a compressed natural gas powered truck

Applicant: NC Zoo
Grant Award: $32,500
Summary: Replacement of the Zoofari 2001 Freightliner with a new lower emissions specialty vehicle


2016 Grant Awards

Applicant: Polk County Schools
Grant Award: $69,561
Summary: Retrofit 6 school buses with diesel particulate filters

Applicant: NC DOT - Rail Division
Grant Award: $39,000
Summary: Installation of additional technologies to reduce PM

Applicant: EnergyUnited
Grant Award: $65,951
Summary: Replace two diesel trucks with propane-powered trucks


2015 Grant Awards

Applicant: Transylvania County Schools
Grant Award: $54,696
Summary: Retrofit 5 school buses with diesel particulate filters

Applicant: NC DOT - Rail Division
Grant Award: $102,500
Summary: Retrofit locomotive with diesel particulate filter


2014 Grant Awards

Applicant: NC Department of Public Instruction
Grant Award: $102,250
Summary: Early replacement of 5 school buses

Applicant: Iredell County
Grant Award: $37,500
Summary: Refuse truck replacement

Applicant: NC DOT – Rail Division
Grant Award: $38,800
Summary: Retrofit a locomotive with a selective catalytic reduction device

Applicant: City of Thomasville
Grant Award: $45,000
Summary: Refuse truck replacement


2013 Grant Awards

Applicant: Yadkin Valley Railroad
Grant Award: $759,666
Summary: Repower a locomotive from tier 0 to tier 3

Applicant: Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency
Grant Award: $7,941
Summary: Retrofit 5 fire trucks with diesel oxidation catalysts
Success Story

Applicant: Warren Wilson College
Grant Award: $8,968
Summary: Convert a campus truck from diesel to electric.
Success Story

Applicant: CSXI Charlotte
Grant Award: $14,927
Summary: Repower a container handler
Success Story

Applicant: The Biltmore Company
Grant Award: $37,400
Summary: Convert shuttles and police cars to propane
Success Story


2012 Grant Awards

Applicant: Cape Fear Siteworks (ICAN)
Grant Award: $5,875
Summary: Replace a roll-off construction truck with a newer one.
Success Story

Applicant: Benfield Sanitation
Grant Award: $76,250
Summary: Replace a sanitation truck with a CNG truck.
Success Story

Applicant: Wilmington Airport
Grant Award: $13,750
Summary: Replace 2 diesel mowers with propane mowers.
Success Story

Applicant: Jamie Wescott
Grant Award: $29,045
Summary: Repower the fishing vessel called the "Risky Business".

Applicant: Philip Carawan
Grant Award: $30,500
Summary: Repower the fishing vessel called the "Capt Neil II"

Applicant: Dennis Foreman
Grant Award: $19,500
Summary: Repower the fishing vessel, Misty Dawn

Applicant: Michael Sadler
Grant Award: $18,684
Summary: Repower the fishing vessel, Jennifer G.
Success Story

Applicant: Piedmont Triad International Airport
Grant Award: $20,000
Summary: Replace an airport shuttle with a new shuttle
Success Story


2011 Grant Awards

Applicant: Bath Volunteer Fire Department
Grant Award: $37,500
Summary: Replace diesel fire equipment truck

Applicant: Henderson County
Grant Award: $9,500
Summary: Offset the higher cost of biodiesel over petroleum diesel

Applicant: Cape Fear SiteWorks
Grant Award: $9,250
Summary: Replacement of construction loader

Applicant: Triangle J Council of Governments
Grant Award: $82,048.
Summary: Replace two City of Durham refuse trucks
Success Story

Applicant: Trawler Christina Ann, Inc.
Grant Award: $238,500.
Summary: Repower the trawler called the "Christina Ann"

Applicant: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Grant Award: $6,000
Summary: Offset the higher cost of biodiesel over petroleum diesel

Applicant: Thomas Edward Newman, Jr.
Grant Award: $32,500
Summary: Repower the fishing vessel called the "Capt. Dell"


2010 Grant Awards

Applicant: Asheville Regional Airport
Grant Award: $142,500
Summary: Replace diesel ground equipment with electric

Applicant: Piedmont Biofuels
Grant Award: $20,622
Summary: Infrastructure to use glycerin as boiler fuel

Applicant: Gaston County Schools
Grant Award: $42,246
Summary: Closed crankcase ventilation system retrofits on school buses


2009 Grant Awards

Applicant: City of Hickory
Grant Award: $80,000
Summary: Purchase a new compressed natural gas street sweeper to replace an old diesel one

Applicant: Duke Energy
Grant Award: $79,882
Summary: Repower switcher locomotive with cleaner burning engines

Applicant: Foothills Biodiesel
Grant Award: $45,000
Summary: Biodiesel infrastructure: heated biodiesel tank, etc.

Applicant: Triangle J Council of Governments for the benefit of Durham County Schools
Grant Award: $25,500
Summary: Convert a Durham County School bus to a hybrid

Applicant: City of Greenville
Grant Award: $32,500
Summary: Purchase a new hybrid bucket truck to replace old non-hybrid bucket truck

Applicant: City of Charlotte
Grant Award: $133,500
Summary: Purchase compressed natural gas refuse trucks to replace old diesel ones

Applicant: University of North Carolina Asheville
Grant Award: $10,200
Summary: Biodiesel refueling infrastructure


2009 NCDEER Grant Awards

Applicant: Triangle J COG
Grant Award: $50,000
Summary: Replacement trucks

Applicant: City of Thomasville
Grant Award: $49,019
Summary: Refuse hauler replacement

Applicant: City of Raleigh
Grant Award: $79,738
Summary: Retrofits and engine repower

Applicant: City of Charlotte/Charlotte-Douglas Airport
Grant Award: $79,738
Summary: Retrofits on shuttle buses

Applicant: Edenton-Chowan Schools
Grant Award: $17,221
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Jackson County Schools
Grant Award: $35,222
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Stokes County Schools
Grant Award: $24,048
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Vance County Schools
Grant Award: $29,788
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Craven County Schools
Grant Award: $62,383
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Cumberland County Schools
Grant Award: $61,392
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Currituck County Schools
Grant Award: $8,610
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Martin County Schools
Grant Award: $28,356
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: City of Asheville
Grant Award: $27,879
Summary: Biodiesel buydown

Applicant: Western NC Regional Air Quality Association
Grant Award: $31,077
Summary: Fire truck retrofits

Applicant: Harris Charters (Offshore III)
Grant Award: $37,500
Summary: Marine diesel repower.

Applicant: Jay Kavanaugh (Bite Me)
Grant Award: $65,886
Summary: Marine diesel repower.

Applicant: Budd Gillam (Drop-N-Back)
Grant Award: $42,100
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Fisherman's Wharf Fillet (Bald Eagle II)
Grant Award: $93,000
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: STOLAT Fishing (STOLAT)
Grant Award: $32,000
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Lawrence Gill (Hopeful)
Grant Award: $17,180
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Thomas Newman (Gotta Go)
Grant Award: $16,890
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Crystal Dawn Corp. (Crystal Dawn)
Grant Award: $27,953
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Harper's Folly (Folly Sportfishing)
Grant Award: $34,500
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: William Van Druten (Net Result)
Grant Award: $9,040
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Huckleberry (Jamie Rollison)
Grant Award: $14,000
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Shepard's Point (Endless Pursuit)
Grant Award: $32,960
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Miss Oregon Inlet (Miss Oregon Inlet)
Grant Award: $45,900
Summary: Marine diesel repower

Applicant: Paul Dunn (Shannon D)
Grant Award: $16,472
Summary: Marine diesel repower


2008 Grant Awards

Applicant: Piedmont Biofuels
Grant Award: $37,700
Summary: Purchase vacuum truck for expanded oil collection

Applicant: Haywood Community College
Grant Award: $16,029
Summary: Partial cost of one fully electric vehicle
Success Story

Applicant: Old Salem Museum
Grant Award: $7,250
Summary: Partial cost of electric vehicles
Success Story

Applicant: Town of Montreat
Grant Award: $12,800
Summary: Partial cost of 2 electric vehicles to be shared by two organizations

Applicant: Western Carolina University
Grant Award: $9,704
Summary: Partial cost of two electric vehicles

Applicant: Mecklenburg County Air Quality
Grant Award: $102,925
Summary: Funding provided to GRADE grant to give money to retrofit, repower, and replace private and public nonroad equipment

Applicant: NC Ports Authority
Grant Award: $105,000
Summary: Purchase biodiesel tanks

Applicant: Leisure Landscape
Grant Award: $8,200
Summary: Convert commercial lawn equipment to propane

Applicant: Catawba County Schools
Grant Award: $72,000
Summary: Catawba County Schools will retrofit 40 high emission buses from our fleet with Diesel Oxidation Catalysts and Closed Crankcase Ventilation Systems
Success Story

Applicant: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Grant Award: $108,000
Summary: Repower 1998 activity buses to 2008 engines

Applicant: Durham County Schools
Grant Award: $104,152
Summary: Retrofit 77 buses with DOC and CCV

Applicant: North Carolina & Virginia Railroads
Grant Award: $56,250
Summary: 50% of the cost of GE automatic start/stop system for train engines

Applicant: Yadkin Valley Railroad
Grant Award: $42,500
Summary: Purchase 10 ZTR Smartstarts on 10 engines


2008 LEADER Grant Awards

Applicant: Cape Fear Siteworks (ICAN)
Grant Award: $21,750
Summary: Replace an excavator and repower a rubber-tired loader

Applicant: Duke Energy
Grant Award: $42,832.57
Summary: Repower a coal-handling dozer

Applicant: Jim Lynch Grading
Grant Award: $16,012
Summary: Repower an excavator

Applicant: Sparks Contracting
Grant Award: $17,850
Summary: Repower a grader

Applicant: Thalle Construction Co., Inc.
Grant Award: $18,392
Summary: Retrofit an excavator

Applicant: Martin Marietta
Grant Award: $86,000
Summary: Replace a loader

Applicant: Sunland Builders, Inc.
Grant Award: $16,125
Summary: Replace a backhoe

Applicant: Shavender Trucking
Grant Award: $44,225
Summary: Replace a rubber tire loader

Applicant: Roberson Contracting, Inc.
Grant Award: $55,625
Summary: Replace a motor grader

Applicant: Barnhill Contracting Company
Grant Award: $19,593
Summary: Replace a backhoe

Applicant: Gaston County Solid Waste & Recycling Division
Grant Award: $149,992
Summary: Replace a scrapper, compactor, and a loader

Applicant: Hanson Aggregates Southeast, LLC
Grant Award: $261,603
Summary: Repower five pieces of quarry equipment


2007 Grant Awards

Applicant: Blue Ridge Biofuels
Grant Award: $68,750
Summary: Purchase a biodiesel distribution rack, install biodiesel tanks and infrastructure and modify vehicles to run on biodiesel

Applicant: Metrolina Biofuels
Grant Award: $9,000
Summary: Provide biodiesel to the motoring public of the Greater Charlotte Metro Area, on a mobile basis by attending and participating in local events through the Charlotte Metro Area

Applicant: Town of Black Mountain
Grant Award: $10,504
Summary: Purchase an electric vehicle
Success Story Link

Applicant: Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools
Grant Award: $37,920
Summary: Installation of diesel oxidation catalyst units on 40 buses

Applicant: City of Raleigh
Grant Award: $68,000
Summary: Installation of 68 diesel oxidation catalysts on solid waste vehicles

Applicant: Gaston County Landfill
Grant Award: $13,000
Summary: Purchase a new 4,000-gallon tank for B-20 biodiesel and retrofit an existing 2,000-gallon tank for B-5 biodiesel

Applicant: Mecklenburg County Air Quality
Grant Award: $230,000
Summary: Retrofit, re-power, or replace non-road construction equipment

Applicant: Piedmont Biofuels
Grant Award: $40,000
Summary: Purchase a tank truck for delivery of B100

Applicant: Public Schools of Robeson County
Grant Award: $200,000
Summary: Retrofit school buses with Diesel Oxidation Catalysts and Closed Crankcase Ventilation Systems

Applicant: Pitt County Schools
Grant Award: $68,400
Summary: Retrofit school buses with Diesel Oxidation Catalysts and Closed Crankcase Ventilation Systems

Applicant: Caldwell County
Grant Award: $30,000
Summary: Purchase a tank truck for the collection of used vegetable oil for the production of biodiesel and fund collection bins and educational materials

Applicant: Old Salem Museum
Grant Award: $13,175
Summary: Purchase an electric vehicle.

Applicant: Haywood Community College
Grant Award: $9,648.75
Summary: Purchase an electric vehicle and remove a gas powered one from service


2006 Grant Awards

Applicant: Advanced Energy, Wake County
Grant Award: $140,000
Summary: Purchase hybrid electric school bus

Applicant: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Buncombe County
Grant Award: $27,000
Summary: Purchase electric vehicles

Applicant: Cabarrus County Schools
Grant Award: $69,000
Summary: School bus retrofits and biodiesel equipment.

Applicant: Carolina Coastal Railway, Beaufort County
Grant Award: $8,889
Summary: Idle reduction equipment

Applicant: Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance, Catawba County
Grant Award: $24,900
Summary: Biodiesel equipment

Applicant: Charlotte Area Transit System, Mecklenburg County
Grant Award: $38,000
Summary: Bus retrofits

Applicant: Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Schools
Grant Award: $60,000
Summary: Idle reduction program and equipment

Applicant: City of Greensboro, Guilford County
Grant Award: $20,000
Summary: Installation of diesel oxidation catalysts on trucks

Applicant: Cumberland County Schools
Grant Award: $99,000
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Gaston County Schools
Grant Award: $81,000
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: High County Biofuels, Watauga County
Grant Award: $21,825
Summary: Biodiesel equipment

Applicant: Lincoln County Schools
Grant Award: $48,000
Summary: School bus retrofits

Applicant: Pasquotank County
Grant Award: $139,000
Summary: Biodiesel equipment

Applicant: Randolph County
Grant Award: $13,500
Summary: Purchase of hybrid fuel vehicle

Applicant: Town of Marshville, Union County
Grant Award: $9,397
Summary: Purchase of hybrid fuel vehicle


2005 Grant Awards

Applicant: Asheville Public Works Department
Grant Award: $12,000
Summary: Electric vehicle purchase

Applicant: North Carolina Zoo
Grant Award: $23,000
Summary: Purchase processor to produce biodiesel

Applicant: Blue Ridge Biofuels
Grant Award: $25,000
Summary: Purchase tank truck for oil collection and biodiesel distribution and purchase oil collection containers

Applicant: Henderson County Public Schools
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Retrofit 100 school buses with DOCs

Applicant: Mecklenburg County / City of Charlotte
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Install DOCs on city and county solid waste vehicles

Applicant: Rowan-Salisbury School District
Grant Award: $73,150
Summary: Retrofit 77 buses with DOCs

Applicant: Advanced Energy
Grant Award: $140,000
Summary: Purchase a hybrid electric school buses

Applicant: Wake County Public School System
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Retrofit ~100 school buses with DOCs

Applicant: Filter Specialty Inc.
Grant Award: $24,370
Summary: Expand use of biodiesel and give flexible blending rates

Applicant: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Retrofit remaining school buses with DOCs


2004 Grant Awards

Applicant: Wake County Public School System
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Installation of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts on approximately 100 school buses

Applicant: Guilford County Schools
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Installation of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts on approximately 100 school buses

Applicant: Mecklenburg County Air Quality
Grant Award: $50,000
Summary: Installation of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts for school buses serving Mecklenburg County Schools

Applicant: Fayetteville Metropolitan Organization
Grant Award: $50,000
Summary: Installation of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts on approximately 50 school buses serving Fort Bragg

Applicant: Iredell-Statesville School District
Grant Award: $50,000
Summary: Installation of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts on approximately 50 school buses


2003 Grant Awards

Applicant: City of Asheville
Grant Award: $400,000
Summary: Construct a publicly accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, train mechanics on the new technology, and to purchase CNG vehicles

Applicant: Greenville Utilities
Grant Award: $291,000
Summary: Construct a fast-fill, publicly accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station and purchasing CNG vehicles


2002 Grant Awards

No Grant Awards, due to the State Budget crisis


2001 Grant Awards

No Grant Awards, due to the State Budget crisis


2000 Grant Awards

Applicant: Environmental Leadership Center, Warren Wilson College
Grant Award: $68,524
Summary: Construct a solar charging system for an electric cart fleet and purchase two additional carts

Applicant: Carolina Power & Light Co.
Grant Award: $24,856
Summary: Purchase of Toyota RAV4-EV

Applicant: City of Raleigh, Administrative Services Department
Grant Award: $218,111
Summary: Install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and by purchasing one electric and six CNG powered vehicles

Applicant: Triangle J Council of Governments
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: To operate the Triangle Clean Cities program during its first two years as a designated program and to implement an extensive public education campaign

Applicant: EV Challenge
Grant Award: $270,000
Summary: An educational program that teaches schools and the public about electric vehicles and associated environmental and transportation issues

Applicant: City of Hickory
Grant Award: $300,000
Summary: Install a fast-fill natural gas fueling station in the City of Hickory making it then possible to begin converting the City's fleet to natural gas

Applicant: City of Greenville, Public Works Department
Grant Award: $40,000
Summary: Purchase two electric vehicles for transit supervision and engineering field work

Applicant: Meredith College
Grant Award: $58,898
Summary: Purchase a solar electric charging station, an EV charging station, and an electric powered truck

Applicant: North Carolina Solar Center
Grant Award: $58,915
Summary: Install photovoltaic solar electric charging stations at high schools in North Carolina


1999 Grant Awards

Applicant: City of Hickory
Grant Award: $29,513
Summary: Implement a vanpooling program in the Hickory area and increase public awareness on alternative modes of transportation

Applicant: City of Rocky Mount
Grant Award: $43,495
Summary: Pay half the incremental cost of 10 CNG police sedans, one bi-fuel administrative sedan and one bi-fuel pickup truck

Applicant: Advanced Energy Corporation
Grant Award: $55,000
Summary: Support the EV Challenge event for high school students

Applicant: Carolina Power & Light Co.
Grant Award: Minimum of $10,000., maximum of $20,000
Summary: Purchase three EVs for use in fleet demonstration and public education programs.

Applicant: City of Gastonia
Grant Award: $75,000
Summary: Purchase one heavy duty CNG transit bus and one electric pickup truck.

Applicant: City of Fayetteville
Grant Award: $50,000
Summary: Ten bi-fuel pickup trucks and purchase 4 gas analyzers to monitor fuel use and emissions

Applicant: Town of Garner
Grant Award: $114,000
Summary: Assist in the purchase of 19 new CNG vehicles, expansion of fast-fill station storage, and mechanic training

Applicant: Immaculate Conception Church
Grant Award: $20,500
Summary: Purchase an electric vehicle and a charging station

Applicant: City of Raleigh
Grant Award: $27,000
Summary: Assist in the purchase of six CNG vehicles

Applicant: Carolina Power & Light Co.
Grant Award: $49,050
Summary: Install twenty publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Triangle area

Applicant: Town of Chapel Hill
Grant Award: $85,100
Summary: Assist in the purchase of two EVs and four CNG vehicles

Applicant: Triangle Electric Auto Association
Grant Award: $5,000
Summary: Purchase a portable display for EV education

Applicant: Medoc Mountain State Park
Grant Award: $50,600
Summary: Develop an interactive exhibit on the science of air quality, lease an EV & purchase a charger for use and demonstration in the state park and host a "Clean Air Field Day"

Applicant: City of Winston-Salem
Grant Award: $23,200
Summary: Purchase two CNG pickup trucks, two CNG police patrol cars, and training for eight mechanics

Applicant: North Johnston High School
Grant Award: $4,575
Summary: Design and publish air quality comic books for elementary kids

Applicant: Montreat Police Department
Grant Award: $6,500
Summary: Assist in the purchase of a propane-powered 4-wheel drive police vehicle and infrastructure costs to eventually introduce more propane vehicles in the fleet


1998 Grant Awards

Applicant: UNC Charlotte
Grant Award: $10,000
Summary: Students will convert a small utility vehicle from gasoline power to electric power

Applicant: Smokey Mountain High School
Grant Award: $10,618
Summary: Students to participate in building and driving an electric vehicle, to establish an electric vehicle program, and to educate the community about efforts to preserve and enhance air quality in North Carolina.

Applicant: Advanced Energy
Grant Award: $30,000
Summary: Support schools participating in the EV Challenge

Applicant: City of Greenville
Grant Award: $11,700
Summary: Reduce VMT by installing bike racks on buses

Applicant: Northampton Electric Automotive Team
Grant Award: $9,500
Summary: Assist in conducting the Great Electric Road Rally

Applicant: City of Claremont
Grant Award: $95,000
Summary: Purchase and convert vehicles to utilize compressed natural gas as their primary fuel source and install a CNG fueling station

Applicant: Greensboro Transit Authority
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Purchase of two dedicated natural gas shuttle vans and the installation of a natural gas fueling station

Applicant: Wake County General Services Administration
Grant Award: $60,000
Summary: Reduce emissions through the use of BioDiesel

Applicant: Duke University
Grant Award: $54,000
Summary: Purchase new CNG vehicles and to convert additional vehicles

Applicant: Davidson County
Grant Award: $170,000
Summary: Contract a compressed natural gas fueling station and to purchase vehicles to run on CNG

Applicant: The Mecklenburg County Department of Environmental Protection
Grant Award: $50,000
Summary: Develop an Ozone Awareness school kit for all Charlotte-Mecklenburg fourth grade students

Applicant: East Gaston High School
Grant Award: $9,500
Summary: Convert a gasoline vehicle to electric

Applicant: New Hanover High School
Grant Award: $12,000
Summary: Convert a car to electric and to improve awareness of an Alternative mode of transportation

Applicant: County of Caldwell
Grant Award: $142,000
Summary: Install a fast-fill natural gas station

Applicant: City of Raleigh
Grant Award: $42,283
Summary: Purchase CNG and electric powered vehicles

Applicant: The City of Jacksonville North Carolina
Grant Award: $8,600
Summary: Purchase twelve bicycles and to train police officers

Applicant: Gaston County Quality of Natural Resources Commission
Grant Award: $38,000
Summary: Purchase new Alternative vehicles and conversion equipment and to promote public awareness through educational programs

Applicant: The Town of Garner
Grant Award: $128,500
Summary: Purchase CNG vehicles, and to construct both a slow and fast-fill fueling station

Applicant: Northeast Guilford High
Grant Award: $12,262
Summary: Convert a vehicle to electric

Applicant: Winston-Salem Transit Authority
Grant Award: $20,500
Summary: Install bike racks on their entire bus fleet


1997 Grant Awards

Applicant: City of Gastonia
Grant Award: $75,000
Summary: Convert at least fifteen vehicles to CNG.

Applicant: Hertford County Schools
Grant Award: $12,523
Summary: Maintenance of their two existing electric vehicles and for expenses associated with displaying and racing their EV

Applicant: City of Winston-Salem
Grant Award: $96,000
Summary: Install a new fast-fill CNG fueling station

Applicant: Triangle Transit Authority
Grant Award: $87,100
Summary: Support their vanpool program by employing a person to produce a new media campaign

Applicant: Caldwell County
Grant Award: $35,100.
Summary: Lease/purchase a CNG powered deputy vehicle and a CNG fueling station. They plan to do a comparison study between the CNG Crown Victoria police cruiser and an identical gas-powered vehicle.

Applicant: CP&L (EV Challenge)
Grant Award: $30,000
Summary: Funds will be distributed to the participating schools to help assuage the expenses associated with converting vehicles to electric power

Applicant: Cabarrus County
Grant Award: $30,000
Summary: Conversion of six vehicles to compressed natural gas

Applicant: The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Grant Award: $26,942
Summary: Enable NCCAT to conduct a one-week long seminar for twenty-three North Carolina high school teachers. The teachers will build and drive the EV.

Applicant: Town of Matthews
Grant Award: $96,500
Summary: Conversion of six existing vehicles from gasoline to CNG, the purchase of one new CNG pickup, and the purchase of a CNG fueling station

Applicant: Northampton Electric Auto Team
Grant Award: $24,730
Summary: Convert a pickup truck to electric power and help fund the second annual Northampton Electric Vehicle Rally

Applicant: Land-of-Sky Regional Council
Grant Award: $35,500
Summary: Form a Clean Air Campaign Executive Committee to assist in designing and implementing the Campaign's Public Awareness program

Applicant: NC Energy Division
Grant Award: $65,500
Summary: Promote the use of alternatively fueled vehicles in North Carolina

Applicant: Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Grant Award: $149,000
Summary: Implement a Mobile Source Abatement Program to educate the community to reduce VMTs. The program will establish incentives for mass transit and an aggressive mass media campaign to educate the public, production of an educational video, operation of an Air Alert Hotline, sponsorship of an Air Quality conference, and addition of ozone prediction forecasts on the World Wide Web.


1996 Grant Awards

Applicant: City of Belmont
Grant Award: $232,075
Summary: Build a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and to convert eleven city vehicles (8 police cars and 3 light-duty trucks) to CNG

Applicant: City of Gastonia
Grant Award: $176,000
Summary: Build a CNG fueling station

Applicant: City of Rocky Mount Department of Public Works
Grant Award: $105,144
Summary: Upgrade their existing CNG fueling station

Applicant: Carolina Power & Light Co.
Grant Award: $15,000
Summary: CP&L is sponsoring the first North Carolina Electric Vehicle Challenge, which features eight central North Carolina high schools and their electric vehicle program. Students at each school will convert an internal combustion vehicle to electric power.

Applicant: Duke Power Co.
Grant Award: $100,000
Summary: Duke is proposing an electric school bus demonstration project to test the feasibility of electric school bus operation. An electric school bus will be placed into service at various school systems in North Carolina, giving school bus drivers and mechanics the opportunity to test the bus.

Applicant: North Carolina Solar Center
Grant Award: $44,732
Summary: Install four solar-powered charging stations at two high schools, a community college and North Carolina State University

Applicant: Northampton High School - East
Grant Award: $6,000
Summary: Northampton Electric Auto Team (NEAT), a student organization at Northampton High School - East, has invited other high schools with electric vehicle programs to participate in the 1st Annual Northampton Great Electric Road Rally.

Applicant: Winston-Salem Transit Authority
Grant Award: $10,300
Summary: Install bike racks on twenty of their buses


1995 Grant Awards

Applicant: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Transportation Department
Grant Award: $91,776
Summary: Purchase four compressed natural gas operated school buses

Applicant: City of Charlotte
Grant Award: $52,800
Summary: Purchase of three electric vehicles

Applicant: Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department
Grant Award: $34,171
Summary: Conversion of fifteen vehicles to propane

Applicant: Piedmont Natural Gas/Charlotte Douglas Airport
Grant Award: $179,000
Summary: Purchase and conversion of three shuttle buses to compressed natural gas

Applicant: UNC-Charlotte
Grant Award: $80,000
Summary: Purchase a solar charged electric vehicle system