EPA Announces $40 Million in Clean Diesel Grant Funding Now Available

January 2, 2019

EPA anticipates awarding approximately  $40 million in competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.

This program targets class 5-8 diesel vehicles. Eligible vehicle types include model years 1995-2010 and the following types:

a. Buses
b. Medium-duty or heavy-duty trucks
c. Marine Engines;
d. Locomotives; and
e. Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in:
1) Construction;
2) Handling of cargo (including at a port or airport);
3) Agriculture;
4) Mining; or
5) Energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

The deadline for applications is March 6, 2019.

For more information, please visit EPA.gov or contact Matt Wade at VCC at (540) 568-4051