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Alternative Fueling Stations

Contact information

Preston Boone
Energy Program Analyst
Office of Community Assistance
(614) 644-8864

Alternative Fuel Transportation Application

The Alternative Fuels Transportation Program provides financial assistance to businesses, nonprofit organizations, school districts, or local governments for the purchase and installation of alternative fuel refueling, blending, or distribution facilities and terminals. Access complete Program Guidelines here.

The goals of the Alternative Fuels Transportation Program are to:

  • Increase the use and availability of alternative fuels;
  • Improve alternative fueling infrastructure throughout Ohio;
  • Increase the resilience of Ohio’s alternative fuels supply chain;
  • Educate the public on the use of alternative fuels; and
  • Improve Ohio’s air quality.

Eligible Applicants

Ohio Businesses, nonprofit organizations, public schools, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include engineering, construction and equipment costs related to installation of fully operational alternative fuel refueling stations or distribution facilities. This scope would include but is not limited to compressors, storage tanks, pumps, pipes, fuel lines, refueling equipment, monitoring equipment, required safety equipment, and electronic payment equipment.


Low-interest loans are available through the program. Loan amounts vary depending on the project and can be from $250,000 up to $750,000. Loan amounts will not exceed 75 percent of total eligible project costs.

How to apply

All organizations interested in applying for the program must first register and submit a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent must include:

  • An overview of the proposed project;
  • Applicant’s qualifications;
  • Projected budget; and
  • Project timeline.

Submitting a Letter of Intent does not obligate a prospective applicant to submit a Loan Application, nor does it confirm a loan will be issued.

Letters of Intent should be submitted online here.

Qualified applicants who have submitted a Letter of Intent will receive written instructions from Ohio Development Services Agency on how to access the online Loan Application.