May 3, 2013

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative plans to submit an application to EPA Region 3 in response to its upcoming RFP for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance program. We are seeking Preliminary Applications from interested participants.


Targeted fleets include:

School Buses

Medium and heavy duty trucks

Marine engines                                                                                               


Non-road engines or vehicles used in:


Cargo Handling (including at a port or airport)



Energy Production

Depending on the number, nature and costs of preliminary applications received, projects may be included in MARAMA’s proposal. MARAMA will decide which projects to include based on consideration of factors described in EPA’s RFP. To be considered for inclusion as part of the MARAMA/MDC proposal, please provide the information described below:

Program Title

Short Project description

Project Leader Contact Information (name, organization, email, phone, fax)

Project Partners (if applicable)

Fleet Description – type of vehicle, number of engines, vehicles, or other pieces of equipment: technologies to be used to reduce emissions.

Project cost, Requested grant Support, and Cost Share to be provided by the applicant. Grant support and cost share should be limited to equipment and labor for installation of equipment.

Timeline for project completion, including milestones for specific tasks ,such as bidding, procurement, installation, and reports.

Estimated Diesel Emissions Reduction: (please use EPA’s Emissions Quantifier)

Estimated fuel savings to be achieved by this project.

Project location – including whether the project is located in a priority area for the DERA program and/or EPA Region 3 priority areas. These include:

Designated PM2.5 or 8-hr ozone nonattainment areas or maintenance areas
Areas where all or part of the population is exposed to more than 2.0 ug/m3 of diesel PM emissions based on EPA’s 2005 National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment
Areas designated as federal Class I Areas
Areas that EPA has accepted to participate in EPA’s Ozone or PM2.5 Advance Programs
Urban areas in Region 3
Areas along interstate goods movement corridors

Description of how this project supports a community-based, multi-stakeholder collaborative process to reduce diesel emissions


MARAMA will work with a technical review committee to select projects for inclusion in the proposal.

Each project leader selected for the MARAMA application would prepare project specific data and supply a financial proposal.

MARAMA would prepare the general contents of the application, including the narrative and budget details based on partner input.

If a grant is awarded, MARAMA will sign MOA’s with partners included as part of the grant. MARAMA would seek to issue subawards not contracts.

Please forward preliminary applications by June 1, 2013 to:

J. Rick Gordon, Mobile Source Program Manager



rgordon [at]