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) program. 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 York.
Each source of funding has its own requirements which NYSERDA has worked to harmonize within the Program rules.
The Program is currently funded at the levels listed below, separated by source as well as what types of vehicle projects they can support.
|Funding Source||Vehicle Types||Amount|
|Class 4-8 Electric School Buses||$5.5M|
|Class 4-8 Propane & CNG School Buses||$0.5M|
|Non-road Port Cargo Handling Equipment||$0.9M|
|CMAQ||Class 3-8 Battery Electric Vehicles||$10.0M|
|Volkswagen Settlement||Class 4-7 Trucks||$4.8M|
|Class 8 Trucks
|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 Manual for a full listing of funding source rules.
|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 at least one of the last two years|
|Non-Road Port Cargo Handling Equipment||≥700 hours annually on average during the five-year in-service period (located and operated exclusively at the approved port)||≥700 hours a year for at least one of the last two years at an eligible NYS port|