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PA DEP State Air Quality Grant Opportunity

Addendum: A webinar will be held Nov. 30th. Again, please forward to any interested parties.

DEP staff will facilitate a webinar (web-based information session) to provide general

information about the PA State Clean Diesel Grant Program and to answer any questions from

attendees relating to the program, including questions about the application form and


DEP’s webinar webpage to register for the webinar: See “PA State Clean Diesel Grant FY2014-2016” webinar link.


A currently open funding opportunity from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was recently announced.  The Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program is accepting applications for diesel emission reduction projects in Pennsylvania beginning April 8, 2017.  There is currently $396,904 available under this grant program.  Most public, non-profit and private organizations registered to do business in Pennsylvania, that operate diesel fleets, are eligible to apply for funding to replace, repower, retrofit, or convert diesel-powered vehicles or equipment that are located in and operate predominately in Pennsylvania. 

The notice announcing the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant funding can be found here: 

The application and guidance documents for the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant, including a recorded webinar describing the application process, can be found here under ‘Grant Availability’:

The deadline for applications is May 12, 2017. 

Please feel free to share this message with your members, partners, constituents, subscribers, others associated with your organization, or anyone else you think may be interested in applying for funds under the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program. 

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EPA announces 2016 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebates

2016 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebates

Approximately $7 million is available in rebates to public school bus fleet owners for the replacement or retrofit of older school buses.

"Our kids spend a lot of time on the school bus, and buses spend a lot of time in our neighborhoods and school yards.  They are a national symbol of safety,” said Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. "Significantly improving school bus fleets across the country with retrofits, replacements, and idle reduction practices is imperative in meeting the Agency’s goal of reducing children’s exposure to air toxics.”

EPA: $1 Million Available for Tribes to Clean Up Diesel Engines 
(Washington) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects. Under this grant competition, applicants may request up to $800,000 in federal funding.  
EPA anticipates awarding up to five tribal assistance agreements, and projects may include replacing, upgrading or retrofitting school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives, energy production generators or other diesel engines. Proposals from tribal applicants must be received by August 23, 2016. 
This competition is part of the Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) program, which funds projects to clean up the nation’s legacy fleet of diesel engines. Older diesel engines emit air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.  These pollutants are linked to a range of serious health problems including asthma, lung and heart disease, other respiratory ailments, and premature death.  
Since 2008, DERA grants have significantly improved air quality and provided critical health benefits by reducing hundreds of thousands of tons of air pollution and saving millions of gallons of fuel.   This is the third tribes-only competition for clean diesel funding.  In 2014, EPA awarded over $925,000 to three tribes in Washington State to replace older marine engines with newer, more efficient ones, and in 2015 over $1.5M was awarded to six tribes in EPA Regions 6, 9, and 10 for engine repowers and replacement, and truck stop electrification to reduce truck idling.  
The Tribal Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program gives priority to projects which achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure in areas designated as having poor air quality and areas which receive a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets.  Further, priority for funding may be given to projects which address the needs and concerns of local communities, those that use partnerships to leverage additional resources and expertise to advance the goals of the project, and those which can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended. 
For more information on the Tribal Request for Proposals and related documents, visit  
For more information on the National Clean Diesel campaign, visit 

NJDEP is excited to announce the availability of funding to install charging stations for electric vehicles at workplaces. Applications and more information can be found at our website at