Biodiesel and Ethanol Infrastructure Grants

Competitive cost-share grants are available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for the installation, retrofitting, or otherwise upgrading of fueling equipment and infrastructure required to dispense ethanol blends greater than 10% or biodiesel blends greater than 5%.

Eligible applicants for the ethanol fueling equipment and infrastructure are transportation fueling facilities, including fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities with capital investments. Eligible applicants for biodiesel fueling equipment and infrastructure are fuel distribution facilities, including terminal operations, depots, midstream partners, and similarly equivalent operations. An applicant may request assistance for more than one location, with one applicant per company.

Approximately 40% of funds will be made available to retail owners with 10 or fewer locations for activities related to upgrading or installing equipment to make a transportation fueling facilities fully compatible to dispense or sell higher blends of ethanol and/or biodiesel.

Eligible new facilities may receive up to 50% of total eligible project costs, or $5 million, whichever is less. Existing fueling stations that require upgraded, retrofitted, or additional underground storage tanks may request assistance of up to 25% of total eligible project costs or up to $1,250,000, whichever is less.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Applications are due by August 13, 2020. For more information, including the application, see the HBIIP website.

Point of Contact
Anthony Crooks
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 205-9322
energyprograms@usda.gov