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Clean Diesel

Clean Diesel State Allocations

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Background

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, 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)(8 pp, 311 K, April 2019, EPA-420-F-19-042).

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2019 Funding Schedule

Description of Tasks Date
Release of Notice of Intent to Participate (NOIP) form Monday, April 15, 2019
Webinar for states and territories:
Thursday, April 18, 2019;      2:00 p.m. ET
Deadline for states and territories to submit Notice of Intent form to CleanDiesel@epa.gov  Monday, April 29, 2019
States and territories will be notified of final allocation amounts via email Thursday, May 2, 2019
Deadline for states and territories to submit work plan and budget narrative to their EPA Region for review Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Deadline for states and territories to submit application on Grants.gov Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Project period for FY 2019 awards begins. Regional offices will finalize the FY 2019 Program awards prior to October 1, 2019 Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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2019 State Clean Diesel Grant Program Documents

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Application Package and Submission Information

Participating states and territories must submit a complete application package electronically to EPA through www.grants.gov 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 2019 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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