Voucher Funding Sources and Requirements

NYTVIP receives funding from partnerships between NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). NYSDOT works with NYSERDA to administer a portion of New York State’s allocation of funds from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) programLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Similarly, NYSDEC is working with NYSERDA to administer some of the funding assigned to particular types of investments outlined in Clean Transportation NY: Using the Volkswagen Settlement to Drive Clean Transportation in New YorkLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Each source of funding has its own requirements which NYSERDA has worked to harmonize the requirements within the Program rules.

The Program is currently funded at the funding amounts listed below, separated by source as well as what types of vehicle projects they can support. An additional 9.5M for electric school buses will be made available at a later date.

Funding Sources, Amounts, and Uses
Funding Source NYS Agency Vehicle Types Amount
    Class 4-8 Electric School Buses $2.0M
    Class 4-8 Propane & CNG School Buses $0.5M
Total $53.9M
CMAQ NYSDOT Class 3-8 BEV $10.0M
Volkswagen Settlement NYSDEC Class 8 Trucks $3.6M
Class 4-7 Trucks $4.8M
Class 4-8 Electric Transit Buses $33.0M

 

Voucher amounts and in-use requirements differ by funding source and vehicle type. See below for a table of the annual mileage requirements for new and scrappage vehicles for fleets seeking to utilize Volkswagen Settlement funding, and refer to Appendix A in the Program Implementation ManualLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. for a full listing of funding source rules.

 

Annual Mileage and Term Requirements
Vehicle Type Annual Mileage and Term Requirements for New Vehicle Annual Mileage and Term Requirements for Scrapped Vehicle
Truck  ≥5,000 miles annually on average during the five-year in-service period  ≥5,000 miles (or ≥1,000 hours in-service for off-road vehicles) annually over the two most recent years
Transit Bus  ≥15,000 miles annually on average during the five-year in-service period  Must be part of active fleet for at least the previous 24 months. A transit bus that is part of a contingency fleet, or considered a spare bus, is not eligible.
School Bus  ≥8,000 miles annually on average during the five year-in-service period   ≥2,500 miles annually over two years