FY 2014 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Opportunity
Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports
In the coming weeks, EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality plans to announce the availability of an estimated $5 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding for projects to reduce diesel emissions at marine and inland water ports in areas of poor air quality.
Port authorities and state & local government agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality are eligible to apply. Community groups, terminal operators, shipping carriers, and other related entities are encouraged to participate through partnerships with eligible applicants. Similar to last year's funding opportunity, EPA plans to solicit proposals for projects that request up to $2 million that reduce emissions from drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and cargo handling equipment used in port operations.
EPA anticipates making awards under this RFP in early 2015.
FY 2013 DERA Ports RFP (closed)
EPA awarded $4.2 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants. The six projects will retrofit, replace, or repower diesel engines resulting in immediate emissions reductions of harmful pollutants.
RFP and Supporting Documents
- Request for Proposals RFP (PDF) (58 pp, 390K, December 2013)
- Explanation of Changes to RFP (PDF) (4 pp, 100K, January 2014)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Ports RFP (PDF) (12 pp; 500K; February 7, 2014, final version)
- Webinar Slides (PDF) (31 pp, 400K, December 2013)
- Ports RFP Sample Project Narrative Format (Word) (8 pp; 130K; December 2013)
- Ports RFP Sample Applicant Fleet Description Format (Excel) (430K, December 2013)
- Ports RFP Priority County and Area List (PDF) (8 pp, 150K, December, 2013))
- Eligible Nonroad Engines and Equipment Model Years (PDF) (5 pp, 430K, April 2013))
- Drayage Operating Sample Guidelines (PDF) (1 pg, 50K, April 2013))