Grants offered for diesel emission reduction projects
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region 4, as part of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative, announced the
availability of approximately $3.6 million in grants to fund projects
within the Southeast to demonstrate effective emission control technologies
and strategies, methods or approaches to reducing diesel emissions.
EPA expects to fund between 5 and 10 grants ranging from $250,000 and
$750,000. However, EPA reserves the option to fund a project at an amount
lower than $250,000 if the proposed project involves retrofitting or
upgrading an applicant’s entire fleet.
EPA is accepting proposals for funding from regional, state, local or
tribal agencies or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation
or air quality. Proposals will also be accepted from nonprofit organizations
or institutions that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational
services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets
or that have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation
or air quality.
School districts, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations,
cities and counties are all eligible provided they fall within the definition
For additional information, visit www.epa.gov/region4/air/mobile.