FY 2014 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Opportunity TBA in Fall for Port and Marine Projects

    Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports

    This fall, EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality will announce the availability of an estimated $5 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding for projects to reduce diesel emissions at marine and inland water ports in areas of poor air quality.

    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. 

    EPA plans to request proposals for projects that reduce emissions from drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and cargo handling equipment used in port operations. There is an expected $2 million cap per project.

    EPA anticipates making awards under this RFP in early 2015. 

    LCF would like to encourage interested applicants and project partners to start considering and planning proposals for this RFP. Contact Ann Shaneyfelt, Executive Director of LCF, at [email protected] for more information on how to utilize Clean Cities contacts and resources. 

    For updated information about this funding opportunity, please visit

    Low air quality areas in Louisiana:
    This is a list of parishes that are considered priority poor air quality areas in Louisiana for FY 2014. Only applications for projects that take place in the following areas of poor air quality will be considered for funding under the FY14 DERA Ports RFP. 

    • Ascension
    • Assumption
    • Bossier
    • Breton Wilderness Area
    • Caddo
    • Calcasieu
    • Cameron
    • DeSoto
    • East Baton Rouge
    • Iberville
    • Jefferson
    • Lafayette
    • Lafourche
    • Livingston
    • Orleans
    • Plaquemines
    • St. Bernard
    • St. Charles
    • St. James
    • St. John the Baptist
    • St. Tammany
    • Terrebonne
    • West Baton Rouge


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