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DERA State Program Overview

FY 2015 State Clean Diesel Program

EPA is announcing a $8.9 million funding opportunity for the FY 2015 State Clean Diesel Program. The 50 states, the District of Columbia, the territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam are eligible to participate in this allocation program. All 2015 state program funds will be allocated as new awards or supplemental amendments.

Activity Date
Release the Notice of Intent to Participate and
Notice to Continue to states and territories.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Notice of Intent to Participate or Notice of Intent to Continue and
match due from all participating states and territories.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
OTAQ sends out allocation amounts, schedule, timeline, and instructions to regions via email to EPA Air Division Directors. Wednesday, April 29, 2015
States’ and territories’ final Statement of Work plans are due to EPA regional offices. Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 DERA Allocations For States/Territories

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EPA allocates DERA funds to the states and territories for the establishment of clean diesel grant and loan programs. Using the formula outlined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PDF) (551 pp, 1.3MB, January 2005), the State Clean Diesel Program receives 30 percent of the annual DERA appropriation.

Of the state portion of the funding, two-thirds is provided to participating states and territories as base funding. The remaining third is allocated to states and territories that provide matching funds with cash or in-kind services.

State and Local Toolkit

EPA has developed a toolkit for state and local governments to assist them in developing their clean diesel programs.

DERA State Allocations 2008-2014

Funding allocations to participating states and territories through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

Eligible Uses of Funding

States and territories may use their allocations to fund grant and loan programs for clean diesel projects that use:

The match must be spent on eligible and allowable costs and is subject to the match provisions in the assistance agreement. Other federal funds cannot be used as a match. Any unclaimed funds will revert to the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

Funds cannot be used to meet federal mandates.


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