Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Friday that two Corpus Christi agencies are among 14 governmental entities in the state selected for $11 million in competitive federal stimulus grants promoting alternative fuel use in government vehicles.
The Comptroller's office has selected the City of Corpus Christi Gas Department for an award of $400,000 in grants to expand its existing compressed natural gas refueling station to accommodate the city's growing fleet of CNG vehicles.
The Port of Corpus Christi was selected for an award of $15,237 in grants to convert five fleet vehicles used for cargo-moving from gasoline to propane fuel.
Grant recipients can use the stimulus funds to pay for the incremental cost of buying alternative fuel vehicles, which is the price difference between a standard vehicle and an alternative fuel vehicle.
Entities can also use the grants to pay to convert their vehicles into alternative fuel vehicles and to buy equipment for alternative refueling stations.