EPA Extends and Expands 2017 ‘DERA’ Clean Diesel Funding Competition Now Underway

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an extension and expansion of its competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Clean Diesel National Funding Assistance Program. EPA increased the total funding available from $11 million to $34 million.  The program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets operating in areas with poor air quality. In addition, clean alternative fuel conversions are now eligible.  Proposal packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through www.Grants.gov by July 5, 2017 (extended from June 20), to be considered for funding.
AGC fights to keep diesel retrofit grants flowing to equipment owners and recently signed a letter with 20 organizations urging Congress to keep subsidies flowing for replacing or retrofitting diesel engines.
For more information, contact Melinda Tomaino at tomaniom@agc.org or (703) 837-5415.


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