Final Plan

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) released its Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan in July 2018. This plan outlines a high-level vision for use of Iowa's allocation of funds from the Volkswagen settlement and includes the following allocations: 

∙Class 4-8 buses - 45 percent
∙Freight and port drayage trucks - 15 percent
∙Non-road transport and equipment - 10 percent
∙Zero-emission vehicle infrastructure - 15 percent
∙Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant - 15 percent

Funding Opportunity Application Deadline Dec. 7, 2020

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting grant applications for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2020 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Program (DERA) for diesel fleets in the state of Iowa.  This item appears here because Iowa is using Volkswagen Settlement funds to match the DERA funding.  Iowa school districts, transit systems, company fleet managers, or other interested parties should go to the DERA grant website ( to read the DERA application process information and find out more about the grant process and previous DERA awards.  Applications are being accepted through Dec. 7, 2020.  The total amount of available DERA funds in Iowa is $838,915, which includes a base grant amount of $335,566 and an Environmental Protection Agency matching incentive bonus of $167,783. In addition, the state is matching that base grant amount with monies from Iowa’s Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund settlement.   Contact: Jared Smith 515-239-1713, or

Final Plan

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