The Maryland Natural Gas Voucher Program provides financial assistance for the purchase of new and converted natural gas vehicles registered in the state of Maryland. Incentive amounts vary, and are based on gross vehicle weight (GVW). Awards will be issued on a first come first-served basis. The program is accepting applications from Dec. 13, 2012 until May 8, 2013.
Download the Maryland Natural Gas Voucher Program flyer.
Find a list of program partners.
The Primary Point of Contact (PPC) (see definition list below) is responsible for ensuring all voucher documentation is submitted in a timely, accurate, and complete manner.
The following is a simplified diagram of the voucher program process:
Before printing and signing program forms, MEA strongly recommends filling them out electronically. When doing so, some data elements will be automatically populated, which will save time and eliminate errors. Additionally, certain fields are validated for form and content.
Primary Point of Contact (PPC): The PPC is the primary point of contact (PPC) and is responsible for working with the Motor Carrier in completing and submitting application and reimbursement packages to MEA. PPCs include: Dealerships, manufacturers, and TEMs that sell or manufacture new medium and or heavy duty electric trucks.
Motor Carrier (Fleet): Individual, business, non-profit, or governmental entity based in the state of Maryland or that has an in-state based affiliate.
Lease Vehicle:A vehicle obtained from a leasing agency either inside or outside the state that leases a qualifying vehicle to an entity based in the state of Maryland or that has an in state based affiliate.
Truck Equipment Manufacturer (TEM):A company that installs equipment on a truck chassis. The TEM bears full responsibility for any vehicle defects under federal law and is responsible for certifying that the vehicle meets all applicable federal safety standards.
Line Setting Ticket:The factory build or construction sheet created when the vehicle order is sent to the vehicle manufacturer. The Line Setting Ticket typically includes the new vehicle's identification number (VIN), all the codes for standard equipment, and options the salesman used to create this vehicle for the Motor Carrier. After the factory assembles the vehicle and the vehicle is shipped and sold, the Line Setting Ticket identifies such things as the gross vehicle weight rating, engine type, transmission type, drive line, paint codes, gear ratio, and standard and optional equipment specific to that vehicle.
Tax Status of Electric Truck Vouchers: The Maryland Office of the Comptroller has determined that, based on IRS rules, a State voucher is considered taxable income related to the Motor Carrier or Manufacturer (as it relates to leased vehicles). Therefore, a Form 1099-G will be issued for vouchers received through the Maryland Electric Truck (MET) Voucher Program. They should also be reported as income on federal tax returns.
Eligible vehicles include the following:
Awardees agree to use voucher funds only for the purposes and subject to the conditions and agreements stated in the Program Guidelines. MEA has the exclusive authority to determine whether funds will be or were expended in compliance with the purposes, conditions and agreements set forth under the Program Guidelines. Upon determination and notice by MEA that awarded funds will not be or were not expended in accordance with the Program Guidelines, MEA shall have no obligation to deliver any funds to Awardees pursuant to any agreement, and Awardees shall promptly return to MEA any awarded funds that may have already been delivered to Awardees.
We encourage you to fill out the Voucher Application Forms electronically. Some data elements are automatically populated electronically, which will save time and eliminate potential errors. Certain fields are also validated for form and content. For this reason, MEA strongly recommends utilizing these enhancements by filling out the forms electronically before printing and signing them.
Note: Any illegible documents will be returned, unprocessed, to the PPC.
Supplemental Voucher Application Documents
After MEA sends the Voucher Commitment Letter to the PPC, and the project has been completed, the PPC must submit the Reimbursement Package. As with the Application Package, the Voucher Reimbursement Forms are designed to be filled out electronically. Some data elements are automatically populated, and certain fields are also validated for form and content. MEA strongly recommends utilizing these enhancements by filling out the forms electronically before printing and signing them.
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