Region 1: EPA New England
Reducing emissions from diesel engines is one of the most important air quality challenges facing the country today. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) included $300 million to support clean diesel activities.
The National Clean Diesel Campaign portion of the Recovery Act funding is divided into four programs:
- the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program awarded approximately $156 million through a competitive process to support diesel emission reduction programs.
- the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program awarded approximately $30 million to support the creation of national, state or local innovative clean diesel financing programs.
- the National Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Program awarded approximately $20 million to support the use, development and commercialization of emerging technologies that reduce emissions from diesel engines.
- the State Clean Diesel Grant Program awarded approximately $88 million to support clean diesel grant and loan programs administered by states and the District of Columbia.
The final 2 percent – or $6 million – has been set aside for administrative costs.
FY 2012 National Diesel Emissions Reduction Program
The competitive announcement issued for the FY 2012 National Diesel Emissions Reduction Program Appropriation funds was announced on April 20 and will close on of June 2, 2012.
Visit the NCDC site for important updates, competition schedule information, and to sign up for e-mail updates. For help on developing a project, check out "Tips for a Successful Diesel Retrofit Project: DOCs, DPFs, & CCVs." Examples of eligible projects can be found here.