The U.S. EPA is offering nearly $50 million in grant funding aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. Grants will be administered by National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) and its network of seven collaboratives.
State, local, regional and tribal governments can apply for the grants, as well as non-profits and institutions with transportation, educational services and air quality responsibilities. Grants target school or transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad engines. Grant recipients can use various emissions-reducing strategies such as EPA-verified retrofit and idle-reduction technologies, EPA-certified engine upgrades, vehicle or equipment replacements, cleaner fuels and creation of innovative clean diesel financing programs.
Some EPA Regional offices have already started issuing requests for grant applications, called RFPs. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel.