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2018 Clean Diesel Grants

FY18 Oklahoma Clean Diesel Grant Program

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is soliciting proposals for projects that reduce emissions from and improve fuel efficiency of diesel engines. $638,545 of grant money is available through this EPA-sponsored program funded under the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).

Potential projects include exhaust control retrofit installations and the replacement of diesel vehicles and buses throughout Oklahoma. Eligible vehicles for exhaust control retrofits may include school buses, municipal fleet vehicles (city buses, refuse vehicles, etc.), and some commercial transportation vehicles. Only school buses are eligible for vehicle replacements under this grant. The grant funds will be for the purchase and installation of exhaust control retrofits and EPA-certified vehicle replacements.

While projects from the entire state will be accepted, special consideration will be given to projects in counties that are in potential non-attainment of NAAQS, counties with toxic air pollutant concerns as identified from NATA data, and counties containing Federal Class I areas. Priority will be given to projects that will result in greater decreases in emissions from school buses.

The application deadline closed on December 20, 2018

The Grant Announcement and Application are now posted. Interested parties should contact for more information.

Grant Materials:

DEQ is announcing a separate funding opportunity under the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program, funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Mitigation Trust, which will offer approximately $4.1 million toward alternative fuel school bus projects. View a comparison factsheet of the VW and DERA programs

November 5, 2018 Webinar

A recording from our informational webinar on the VW Alternative Fuel School Bus and Clean Diesel (DERA) grant programs can be found here (recording will appear after registration). Slides for the presentations are below:

Page last updated: December 21, 2018

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