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Day Touts Alternative Fuel Grant Program

Berks County Intermediate Unit received $183,000 grant 

Berks County Intermediate Unit #14 has been awarded a $183,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, announced Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks). The grant will be invested in a biodiesel initiative. 

“This grant will assist in job creation in the energy sector,” said Day.  “Pennsylvania can emerge from this recession as a leader in energy production by encouraging the development and use of alternative fuels.” 

The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program enables state funds to be used to promote biodiesel and ethanol production, sale and consumption in Pennsylvania.  The program invests in alternative fuel technologies and vehicles to help the state, local governments and school districts save fuel.  

By law, the AFIG program is funded by 0.25 mills of the utilities gross receipts tax. This amounts to about $5 million to $6 million each fiscal year.  

For more information on this grant program or other environmental protection programs, visit DEP online at

Rep. Gary Day
187th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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