Browse Month: November 2020

TERP Grants Program: Do I Qualify?

Last week, Shoppa’s began helping eligible customers apply for the 2021-2022 Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) program. The grants, which are part of the Texas legislature’s efforts to improve air quality in specific counties, are part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). Grant recipients typically receive significant funding to apply toward new equipment.

The owner of this tractor received a $71,117 TERP grant toward the purchase of new equipment.

Qualifying Locations

Here in the Houston area, you must use your equipment at least 55% of the time in any of the following counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange and Waller.

TERP Counties
Map: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Qualifying Equipment

Equipment used mostly for competition or recreational purposes is not eligible for funding. Qualifying equipment includes:

  • On-road heavy-duty vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,501 pounds
  • Non-road equipment powered by an engine rated at 25 horsepower or greater
The owner of this tractor received a $17,000 TERP grant toward the purchase of new equipment.

Contact Us for Help with the TERP Application

Think your old equipment might qualify for a TERP grant? Call us at 979-335-4887 to talk with our team about applying for the grant and exchanging your old tractors for updated, better-performing equipment. Applications can be accepted now through January 11, 2020.

Learn More

Visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s website for detailed information on the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.

The Snakebite: My John Deere Tractor Story

Earlier this fall, 4-year-old Jathan Muras was bitten by a copperhead and had to spend several days in the hospital. What helped cheer him up during his recovery? (Hint: Lots of green and yellow!) Learn more in today’s video featuring the Muras family’s John Deere Tractor Story.

Michael Jones: My John Deere Tractor Story

When first-time tractor owner Michael Jones started looking for equipment to help manage his land in Bastrop, he initially considered a number of different brands. Discover why he ultimately decided on a John Deere 3025E from Shoppa’s in today’s John Deere Tractor Story!