2022-2023 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding

August 3, 2023

[Image courtesy of the EPA]

On August 2, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the 2022-2023 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grant Program! The 2022-2023 DERA Grant Program will award approximately $115 million in grants, subject to the availability of funds, the quantity and quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations to implement cleaner technology projects to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. DERA provides funding for diesel vehicle replacements through the early retirement of specific older diesel engines or other eligible activities.

The notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is anticipated to be open for 120 days. Applicants must submit all grant application materials to Grants.gov by Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET. For any questions on the application, applicants should email written questions to: dera@epa.gov. For any technical issues with grants.gov, please contact grants.gov for assistance at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov

More information, including applicant eligibility and regional funding breakdowns, can be found at the DERA website.

Learn more about the DERA National NOFO and how to apply!

Note: Potential applicants without a Federal Grants account are encouraged to initiate the Federal Grants registration process well ahead of the deadline for funding, the registration process can take a month or more.

If you are interested in submitting a DERA project, please contact VCC’s Matt Wade.