DERA National RFP Now Open

    EPA Clean Diesel News: 5/4/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting proposals for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2015 funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program.  The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $13.5 million.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted on  The RFP and additional information is also posted at .

    EPA will host informational webinars on Tuesday, May 12, at 2:00 pm (ET) and Thursday, May 21, at 2:00 pm (ET).  Webinar participants do not need to register in advance.  The webinar link and call-in information may be found at  

    This RFP will close on June 15, 2015.  EPA expects to make awards in the fall. 

    This RFP  has been updated from the most recent competition, so applicants are encouraged to carefully review the RFP.  Priority will be given to proposals which demonstrate, among other factors:

    • Diesel emission reductions from engines involved in goods movement, including freight and/or ports;
    • Diesel emission reductions in areas of poor air quality;
    • Project outcomes that benefit the community; and
    • Community engagement and partnerships in the development and implementation of this project.

    For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit 

     E-mail: clean[email protected] 

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