Illinois Green Fleets Program

The Illinois Green Fleets Program is a voluntary program where businesses, government units, and other organizations in Illinois gain recognition and additional marketing opportunities for having clean, green, domestic, renewable, American fuel vehicles in their fleet. It is a program to recognize a fleet manager's progressive efforts in using environmentally friendly vehicles and fuels to improve air quality while promoting our domestic fuels for greater national energy security.

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The Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program is available to any resident, business, local government or organization in Illinois. It offers rebates to anyone using E85 or biodiesel fuels (20% blend or higher), for purchasing a new alternate fuel vehicle, or for converting a conventional vehicle to alternate fuel. All E85 and Biodiesel Fuel Rebate applications for 2014 are to be postmarked by January 31, 2015. For Vehicle Rebate and Conversion Rebate application due dates, please see the instructions at the link below. Please read all instructions and forms before applying. For more information and to verify the eligibility of a certain type of vehicle, call (217) 557-1441.

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The Illinois EPA has received $3 million in federal funding to be awarded in 2014, 2015, and 2016 to assist local governments, school districts, universities, small businesses, and similar fleets in the Chicago area in acquiring natural gas and propane vehicles.  In addition, companies can apply for funding to purchase off-road mobile equipment that operates on natural gas, propane, or electricity.  Unlike the existing Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program, this is a “grant program” and eligible applicants in the Chicago area need to apply and be selected for a grant award prior to making any purchases or doing conversions.

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As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Clean Diesel Campaign and the Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative, the Illinois EPA administers the Illinois Clean Diesel Grant Program. The goal of this program is to reduce particulate matter emissions and other pollutants from diesel-powered vehicles and to improve public health.

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