Public Announcements


DERA Ports RFP Now Open

EPA Clean Diesel News: 9/22/14
EPA is soliciting proposals for clean diesel projects at marine and inland water ports in areas of poor air quality.  The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $5 million, funded through the Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) program.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted at  

Port authorities and state & local government agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality are eligible to apply.  Community groups, terminal operators, shipping carriers and other related entities are encouraged to participate through partnerships with eligible applicants.  Applicants may submit proposals that request up to $2 million that reduce emissions from drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and cargo handling equipment used in port operations. EPA will host informational webinars on October 7 and October 16at 2 pm EDT.  

The link to join the webinar is and the call-in number is 866-299-3188, code 2023439413#.  

This RFP will close on December 11, 2014, at 4 pm EST.  

EPA expects to make awards in early 2015. For more information and to access the RFP and other documents, please visit