Now Open: 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Request for Applications
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants
Now Open: 2021 Request for Applications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday (Jan. 14) the availability of approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, between 40 and 70 awards are anticipated.
The following U.S. entities are eligible to apply for DERA 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).
Deadline to Apply – March 16, 2021
Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 10:59 p.m. (CST) to be considered for funding.
For more information on DERA funding, eligible project, and information session webinars, visit the DERA web page.