Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.
The February 2014 Legislative Tracking report is here.
Session will resume for the PA General Assembly on March 10th. For the past month, if you recall, the House and Senate have been conducting appropriations hearings with Commonwealth’s state agencies. These meetings will conclude next week after they had to be extended due to several snow days. Both chambers will be in Session for approximately 6 weeks before the May 20th primary election (don’t forget to vote!). There is a chance that some Session days will be cancelled to allow the legislators to spend more time in their districts campaigning. If that happens we will be in touch. We expect things will be quite hectic in Harrisburg before the primary and after the election with budgetary conversations.
Lydia E. Messner
Associate for Legislative Affairs
Milliron Associates LLC
200 N 3rd St - Suite 1500, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Corbett Administration Announces $8 Million in Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive Grants
Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection announced that its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant program will open March 1, providing an estimated $8 million in grants for the purchase or conversion of alternative fuel vehicles.
Those eligible to apply include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, incorporated nonprofit entities, corporations and limited liability companies or partnerships registered to do business in Pennsylvania.
Grant funds are available for the conversion or purchase of natural gas vehicles weighing 26,000 pounds or less, as well as the conversion or purchase of electric, propane or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size. Applicants interested in purchasing or converting only one or two alternative fuel vehicles are encouraged to partner with other eligible applicants to aggregate vehicles into a single application, which will satisfy the grant's five vehicle minimum.
Grant applications will also be accepted for innovation technology projects that include research, training, development and demonstration of new applications or next phase technology related to alternative transportation fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.
Applications are due May 30, 2014, by 4 p.m. Grants will be awarded in the fall. Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in a related webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, March 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. To register for the webinar, complete the online grant application or learn more about the AFIG grant program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword AFIG.
There are no news items for this selection.