Voucher Funding Sources and Requirements
The NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program has exhausted all available CMAQ funding. As of May 27, 2022 and thereafter, NYSERDA will ONLY accept applications for Class 4-8 trucks, transit buses, paratransit shuttle buses, school buses, and port cargo handling equipment that are accompanied by the scrappage of a qualifying pre-2009 vehicle. NYSERDA will no longer accept new applications for trucks and buses that only qualified for funding under the “Other” funding category (Section 1.2.5 of the Implementation Manual). NYSERDA will review any previously submitted applications to determine if funding is available for these projects and, if so, if their projects are approved. Program participants with approved vouchers should continue to complete their projects and submit final documentation.
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 Sources by Vehicle Type
|Funding Source||Vehicle Types||Amount|
|CMAQ||Class 3-8 Battery Electric Vehicles||$10M|
|Volkswagen Settlement||Class 4-7 Trucks||$4.8M|
|Class 8 Trucks
|Class 4-8 Electric Transit Buses||$33M|
|Class 4-6 Electric Paratransit Buses||$2M|
|Class 4-8 Electric School Buses||$12M|
|Port Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE)||$0.9M|
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, 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.|
|Paratransit Bus||≥7,000 miles annually on average during the five-year in-service period||≥2,500 miles annually over at least one of the last two years|
|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|
|Port Cargo Handling Equipment||≥500 hours annually on average during the five-year in-service period (located and operated exclusively at the approved port)||≥500 hours a year for at least one of the last two years at an eligible NYS port|