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US EPA announces $44 million in 2020 DERA clean diesel grants

13 December 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.

The EPA is soliciting applications for projects that reduce diesel emissions and exposure, especially from fleets operating at goods movements facilities in areas designated as having poor air quality. Applicants may request funding to upgrade or replace diesel-powered buses, trucks, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad equipment with newer, cleaner technologies.

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.

Between 40 and 60 awards are anticipated to be made. Applications will be accepted until February 26, 2020. The EPA anticipates releasing a separate Tribal DERA grant funding opportunity in early 2020.

Source: US EPA Clean Diesel National Grants