Fuel Transformation Program

Contact: Debra Swartz  |  517-582-1578

Upcoming Webinar: 

Upcoming Webinar: Fuel Transformation Program Part 1, Round 3, All-Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Grant Application Information

November 9, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

This webinar will provide information on the third round of funding available through Part 1 of the Fuel Transformation Program Request for Proposals. EGLE will be accepting applications between October 19, 2021, and December 17, 2021, to replace Class 4-8 diesel trucks, drayage vehicles, transit, and shuttle buses with new all-electric or hydrogen fuel cell versions. Webinar participants will learn about application requirements and have the opportunity to ask questions. Those interested in applying for a grant, along with those who will be responsible for project management, are encouraged to register.

Project Solicitation 

EGLE is soliciting project proposals through a competitive application process.  Selected projects will be funded on a reimbursement basis after all required documentation has been submitted and approved by EGLE.  Funding is being released in three parts:

Part 1 - $16 million is allocated for on-road vehicles, including medium- and heavy-duty trucks, port drayage vehicles, shuttle buses, and transit buses.  Preference will be given to all-electric vehicles and charging equipment. 

EGLE will accept project proposals for on-road equipment in three rounds:

  • Round 1: February 2021 to April 22, 2021 (CLOSED)
  • Round 2: June 22, 2021 to August 20, 2021 - RFP Revised June 21, 2021 (ClOSED)
  • Round 3: October 19, 2021 to December 17, 2021

NOTE: If all $16 million are awarded in Round 1 or Round 2, there will not be a subsequent round.

See Part 1 application materials below.

Part 2 - $9 million is allocated for freight switchers, Great Lakes ferries and tugs, and shore power.  EGLE is planning to begin accepting project proposals for these projects in early 2022. Application materials will be posted on this page when Part 2 opens.

Part 3 - $5 million is allocated for airport ground support equipment, port cargo handling equipment, and forklifts.  EGLE is planning to begin accepting proposals for these projects in early 2023. Application materials will be posted on this page when Part 3 opens.

Part 1 Application Materials

Request for Proposal -  Entire Grant Package (pdf)

Checklist for Grant Proposal Submission

Grant Proposal Cover Sheet and Template

Grant Proposal Budget Class 4-7 Medium Duty Trucks

Grant Proposal Budget Class 4-8 Shuttle or Transit Buses

Grant Proposal Budget Class 8 Heavy Duty Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks

Fleet Data Sheets

Chart of Class 4-8 Eligible Vehicles

Additional Resources