Financial Assistance Programs

Financial Assistance Programs

A wide range of natural gas equipment is available to meet the needs of commercial and industrial businesses. Take advantage of them today to get even more benefits out of your business’s natural gas service.

 

The New York Area Development Program

This program provides grants for specific projects in order to stimulate economic activity and redevelopment in our service area.

To be approved for funding by National Fuel, projects must be natural gas–related and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Stimulate investment in infrastructure for the development or redevelopment of underutilized industrial or commercial property, including but not limited to brownfield sites or brownfield opportunity areas.
  • Create new employment opportunities or higher-value employment opportunities.
  • Provide workforce training or retraining to assure that higher-value skills are available in the workforce, when needed.
  • Stimulate private investment in the form of direct capital expenditures needed to expand employment.
  • This program was developed in conjunction with the New York State Public Service Commission.

New York Business Development Rates

A transportation rate discount is available for businesses that qualify and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • New facility (minimal annual usage of 24,000 Ccf)
  • Existing facility purchased/leased and vacant 6 months or more (minimal annual usage of 24,000 Ccf)
  • Expansion of existing facility (minimal annual incremental usage of 12,000 Ccf)

New York Excelsior Job Program Rates

A transportation rate discount is available for businesses that have been awarded a New York State Excelsior Jobs Program Certificate and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • New facility (minimal annual usage of 12,000 Ccf)
  • Existing facility purchased/leased and vacant 6 months or more (minimal annual usage of 12,000 Ccf)
  • Expansion of existing facility (minimal annual incremental usage of 6,000 Ccf)

Capital Buy-Down Program

The program provides incentives for specific projects in order to aid large commercial and industrial customers in installing incremental gas-fired equipment at their facilities within National Fuel’s service territory. It can also assist with the upfront capital needed for a specific project.

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