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    2019 DERA Clean Diesel National Grants Request for Applications

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA).

    Deadline Extended to March 26, 2019 (11:59 p.m. ET)

    Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Wednesday, March 26, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA). There are approximately $40 million in grant funds available to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, EPA is anticipating making between 20 and 80 awards to eligible applicants.

    Eligible Entities

    Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities, with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.

    For more information about this grant and how to apply, please see the EPA Clean Diesel page.

    Source: US EPA

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    Clean Diesel National Grant | Open

    2019 Clean Diesel Nation Grants Open | DERA Funding Deadline to apply is March 6, 2019

    2019 Request For Applications Open

    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 applications 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.

    Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 11:59  p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

     

    Activity

    Date
    Request for Applications (RFA) OPENS

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Information Session Webinar

    Call-in Number: 1-202-991-0477
    Access Code: 414-9804#

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET
    Information Session Webinar

    Call-in Number: 1-202-991-0477
    Access Code: 414-9804#

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET
    (13 pp, 357 K, December 19, 2018, About PDF):
    Deadline for Submittal of Questions

    February 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. ET
    Deadline for Applications

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 11:59  p.m. (ET)

    Notification of Selected Applicants

    April 2019

    Funding of Awards May-October, 2019

     

    Eligible Applicants

    The following U.S. entities are eligible to apply for Clean Diesel National Grants:

    • Regional, state, local or tribal agencies/consortia or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality
    • Nonprofit organizations or institutions that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets or have the promotion of transportation or air quality as their principal purpose.

    School districts, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), cities and counties are all eligible entities to the extent that they fall within the definition above.

    Please refer to the full RFA for specific information about this competition.

    Eligible Uses of Funding

    Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment include:

    • School buses
    • Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles
    • Locomotive engines
    • Marine engines
    • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

    Need assistance with your applications? We can help! Email Ann at ann@louisianacleanfuels.org 

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    Clean Diesel Tribal Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $2.0 million in grant funding for tribal applicants. Under this grant competition, each applicant may request up to $800,000 in federal funding.

    2018 Tribal Request for Proposals

    EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for Tribal projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets located in areas designated as having poor air quality. EPA anticipates $2 million will be awarded to eligible Tribal applicants.

    Proposals must be received by Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) in order to be considered for funding. Proposal packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through www.grants.gov.

    Priority - Priority is given to projects that achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions and exposure in areas designated as having poor air quality, and in areas receiving a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Tribal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF) (6 pp, 191 K, June 5, 2018) will be updated weekly during the application period. Please e-mail your questions to cleandiesel@epa.gov and type "Tribal RFP Question" in the subject line. The deadline for submitting questions via email is Friday, August 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The estimated final posting of the FAQ document will be Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET. All questions and answers, including those from all information sessions, will be added to this document.

    Eligible Applicants

    Under this solicitation, only tribal governments (or intertribal consortiums) or Alaskan native villages, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, are eligible to apply for Tribal Clean Diesel grants.

    Eligible Use of Funding

    Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include:

    • School buses
    • Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles
    • Locomotive engines
    • Marine engines
    • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

    Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects including:

    Funds awarded under this program cannot be used to fund emissions reductions mandated under federal law. Equipment used for testing emissions or fueling infrastructure is not eligible for funding.

    Please refer to the full RFP for specific information about this competition.

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