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The U.S. EPA Announces $13.5 Million in DERA Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting proposals for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2015 funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program.  The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $13.5 million.

This RFP has been updated from the most recent competition, so applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Request for Proposals (RFP).  Priority will be given to proposals which demonstrate, among other factors:

  • Diesel emission reductions from engines involved in goods movement, including freight and/or ports;
  • Diesel emission reductions in areas of poor air quality;
  • Project outcomes that benefit the community; and
  • Community engagement and partnerships in the development and implementation of this project.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted here.  The RFP and additional information is also posted here.

EPA will host informational webinars on Tuesday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. (ET) and Thursday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).  Webinar participants do not need to register in advance.  The webinar link and call-in information may be found here.

This RFP will close on June 15, 2015.  EPA expects to make awards in the fall.