Apply For A Voucher

How to apply for a Drive Clean Taxi Voucher Request

A Vehicle Purchaser must work with a Vendor to submit a Voucher Request. Only a Vendor can submit a Voucher Request on behalf of a Vehicle Purchaser. Below outlines the steps on how to apply for a voucher.

Voucher funds will be reimbursed on a first-come, first-served basis until December 31st, 2015, or until the funding runs out, whichever comes first. Funds will be monitored closely so the industry can be made aware of when funds are exhausted.

Click here for a flow chart overview of the application process.

Drive Clean Taxi Voucher Application Process

  1. Vendor Submits Voucher Request to the Voucher Processing Center (VPC) – A vendor is required to submit the Voucher Request and required documentation on behalf of the vehicle purchaser to VPC (Tetra Tech) for review.

  2. Required Documentation:
    • Download, sign and complete the Drive Clean Taxi Voucher Request Application Form.
    • Sign the Program’s Terms and Conditions.
    • Provide proof of vehicle purchase or quote for planned purchase including vehicle make and model, vehicle identification number (VIN), purchase date, and purchase price.
    • For CNG Conversions, the cost, vehicle manufacturer, and model number of the conversion system are required for vehicles converted to run on CNG.
  3. BACP Review for Good Standing – Once the VPC has reviewed and given the Voucher Request preliminary approval, the VPC will then submit the application to BACP to ensure that applicants are in good standing with the City and BACP requirements.
  4. Voucher Processed for Redemption – If approved by BACP, the VPC will then process the vouchers for redemption and reimbursement.
  5. Voucher Reimbursement – The VPC will reimburse vendors as quickly as possible and depends on the timeline of submission and the completeness of the application. Generally, the voucher could be paid within two (2) weeks following the submission of a complete application.
  6. Vehicle Purchasers Must Submit Bi-Annual Reporting – Voucher recipients are required to submit vehicle mileage and fuel usage to the VPC on a bi-annual basis for 3 years from date of purchase or conversion, as described below.

Required Vehicle Usage Information (To be provided bi-annually):
The table below includes SAMPLE data that is required from voucher awardees on a quarterly basis for each vehicle for which reimbursement is received under this program.

Vehicle Make / Model VIN Fuel Use (gallons or GGE) Mileage (miles) Fuel Use Total (gallons or GGE) Mileage Total (miles)
Chevrolet Impala (CNG) 2G1WB5EK0A1133870 610 1805 18730 54650
Ford Crown Victoria 2FABP7BV3AX109941 120 485 1845 7380

Contact the Voucher Processing Center (VPC) by emailing info@drivecleanchicago.com.