Webinar Offered- USDA Infrastructure Grant Program For Higher Blended Biofuels

On Thursday, September 8 at 1 pm, FUELIowa has asked the Minnesota Petroleum Marketers to join in hosting a webinar to educate members on the details of the High Blend Infrastructure Investment Program (HBIIP) administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Partnering with our Associations will be Cassie Mullen, Director of Market Development with the national Renewable Fuels Association. Cassie has worked closely with the USDA and several retailers through multiple rounds of USDA HBIIP grant programs.

Under the USDA grant program, the following grant opportunities are available to successful applicants:

·    50 percent of the cost of a dispenser offering E15 not to exceed $21,750.

·    50 percent of the cost of a dispenser offering E85 not to exceed $27,500.

·    50 percent of the cost of a dispenser offering B20 not to exceed $27,500.

·    50 percent of the cost of a tank storing E15 or E85 not to exceed $73,000.

·    50 percent of the cost of a tank storing B20 not to exceed $87,500.

The application window for this grant opportunity will close on November 21, 2022. Keep in mind that the application process with the USDA program is lengthy.

Please contact Anne Leikam at aleikam@mpmaonline.com or call 651-484-7227 to register for the webinar.