Recovery Funding for Diesel Emission Reductions
Putting people to work to clean up our air
Reducing emissions from diesel engines is one of the most important air quality challenges facing our states. Even with new federal standards in place, millions of diesel engines already in use will continue to emit large amounts of nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and air toxics, which contribute to serious public health problems.
Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA) and the Recovery Act
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, there will be $300 million nationally for clean diesel grants. DERA outlines two funding programs and their distribution: The State Clean Diesel Grant Program (30% of funds) and the National Clean Diesel Grant Program (70% of funds).
State Clean Diesel Grant Program
EPA's State Clean Diesel Grant Program allocates funds to participating states to implement grant and loan programs for clean diesel projects. Under the Recovery Act, the total funding available for this Program is $88.2 million.
For information on the 2009 State Clean Diesel Grant funding process, please visit: http://epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/progstate.htm
National Clean Diesel Grant Program
EPA’s National Clean Diesel Grant Program (NCDC) is divided into three programs, receiving a total of $206 million under the Recovery Act.
- The Recovery Act Funding for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program will receive approximately $156 million. This funding will be awarded on a competitive basis to support diesel emission reduction programs.
- The Recovery Act Funding for the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program will receive approximately $30 million. This funding will support the creation of national, state or local innovative clean diesel financing programs.
- The Recovery Act Funding for the National Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Program will receive approximately $20 million. This funding will support the use, development and commercialization of emerging technologies that reduce emissions from diesel engines.
We expect that competitive announcements for the NCDC Recovery Act funds will be issued by EPA in mid-March 2009. For more information about eligibility, timelines, project priorities, and application procedures and forms, please visit the following web site: http://epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/index.htm
Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)
The Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) was established in 2005 by EPA (Regions 1 and 2), the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) and the eight northeast states to significantly reduce diesel emissions and improve public health in those eight states. NEDC focuses on reducing emissions from existing diesel fleets in five key sectors: transit, ports, construction, freight, and municipal. For more information on the NEDC, please visit: www.northeastdiesel.org.
Clean Diesel Projects Where You Live
- 9/30/09 - $1.2M in Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs in New Jersey
- 7/17/09 - $1.4M in Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs in New Jersey and New York
- 7/9/09 - $17M in Recovery Funding Awarded to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs in New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico