The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is accepting proposals through April 26 for the 2016 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, which is funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
The total estimated amount available for this opportunity is approximately $26 million. The Request for Proposals can be found on www.grants.gov.
Eligible projects include: EPA-verified retrofit technologies or certified engine configurations; California Air Resources Board (CARB) Exit verified retrofit technologies or certified engine configurations; idle-reduction technologies that are EPA verified; aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires that are EPA verified; and early engine, vehicle, or equipment replacements with certified engine configurations.
The EPA said it will hold informational webinars on March 8 and 10 at 2pm EST. It expects to grant awards in the fall.
Meanwhile, as previously reported, the Senate is looking to extend DERA to the tune of $500 million over the next five years as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act.