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Clean Diesel

Clean Diesel State Allocations

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EPA allocates DERA funds to eligible U.S. states and territories for the establishment of clean diesel grant, rebate and loan programs.

Using the formula outlined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PDF)(551 pp, 3.16 MB, About PDF, August 2005), the State Clean Diesel Grant 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 as an incentive to those states and territories that voluntarily provide a match equal to the base funding.

Note: States intending to use Volkswagen mitigation funds for the DERA Option in the VW partial settlement should review the DERA Option Factsheet (PDF)(7 pp, 700 K, April 2017, About PDF).

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2018 Funding Schedule

Description of Tasks Date
Release of Notice of Intent to Participate (NOIP) and Notice of Intent to Continue (NOIC) forms Thursday, April 19, 2018
Deadline for states and territories to submit Notice of Intent forms to  Monday, April 30, 2018
States and territories will be notified of final allocation amounts via email Monday, May 7, 2018
Deadline for states and territories to submit work plan and budget narrative to their EPA Region for review Monday, June 4, 2018
Deadline for states and territories to submit application on Monday, June 25, 2018
Project period for FY 2018 awards begins. Regional offices will finalize the FY 2018 Program awards prior to October 1, 2018 Monday, October 1, 2018

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2018 State Clean Diesel Grant Program Documents

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Webinar for Participating States and Territories

EPA hosted a webinar on April 26th introducing the 2018 State DERA Grant Program.

2018 DERA State Clean Diesel Grant Overview Webinar Slides (PDF) (41 pp, 400 K, April 26, 2018, About PDF)

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Application Package and Submission Information

Participating states and territories must submit a complete application package electronically to EPA through after they have received their final allocation amount and have had their work plan approved by their EPA Region Project Officer. See Section VII of the 2017-2018 State Clean Diesel Grant Program Information Guide for full application content and submission instructions.

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Eligible Uses of Funding

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

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Reporting Templates for States and Territories

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State Allocation Quarterly Reporting Template FY17-FY18 (Excel)(1 MB, May 2018)
Template for FY17-FY18 final report will be posted here soon

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