DERA Funding Now Available

    EPA has announced a $9 million funding opportunity for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.

    Proposal submission deadline is Tuesday June 17th, either:

    • Electronically via by 4:00 p.m. EDT, or
    • Hard copy to appropriate EPA contact must be received by 4:00 p.m. local time as described in Section IV of the RFP


    EPA anticipates that evaluations and selections will be completed during September 2014, at which time applicants will be notified of their status.

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

    Buses, medium or heavy duty trucks, marine engines and locomotives may qualify for funding. Non-road engines or vehicles used in construction, cargo handling (including at a port or airport), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps) also qualify.

    Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects that use:


    Eligible Applicants
    The following United States entities are eligible to apply for these grants:

    • Regional, state, local or tribal agencies/consortia or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality
    • Nonprofit organizations or institutions that promote transportation or air quality as their principal purpose or that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to people or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets
    • School districts, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), cities and counties are all eligible entities under this assistance agreement program to the extent that they fall within the definition above. 



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