In Iowa, The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has been awarded $5 million to install an estimated 187 blender pumps, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership, Iowa fuel retailers can now apply for federal funding, as well as state grants available through Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program .
ProtecFuel and the IRFA will be hosting a free retailer workshop on Monday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to assist retailers in understanding and applying for grant funding. For more information and to register for the free retailer workshop, visit here.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program is designed to assist retail operators of motor fuel dispensing sites or fueling stations in the conversion of their equipment to allow the expanded availability of renewable fuels in Iowa. The contribution from USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership expands this existing program with the goal of adding an additional 187 blender pumps. Eligible projects may receive both state and federal funding through this one-time opportunity.
The grant program will be administered through RFIP, with the application periods set as follows:
December 31, 2015: Round One Application Deadline
January 1, 2016: Round Two Application Period Open
January 15, 2016: Round One Grants Announced
January 31, 2016: Round Two Application Deadline
February 15, 2016: Round Two Grants Announced