Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

The DEQ submitted a final Beneficiary Mitigatin Plan to the Trust on June 8, 2018.  The plan includes the following allocations:

40% On-Road (20% school bus, 20% trucks and transit)

20% Non-Road 

10% DERA

15% Flex Funds

15% EV Light Duty Infrastructure

Funding Opportunity Deadline Dec. 4, 2020 for School Buses

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced two new school bus funding opportunities. A full description of program requirements and eligible projects can be found in the respective Grant Solicitations. A fact sheet that compares the two programs can be found here: Fact Sheet.  The deadline for both programs is December 4, 2020.

The Alternative Fuel School Bus program, funded by the VW Settlement is offering approximately $1.3 million total towards the following project types:

  • Replacement of 2009 or older Class 4-8 diesel school buses with new alternative fuel buses
  • Electric charging infrastructure, if applying for an electric bus replacement
  • For the purposes of this program, alternative fuels include all-electric, propane (LPG), and natural gas (LNG or CNG)

For more information on the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program, please visit: https://www.deq.ok.gov/air-quality-division/volkswagen-settlement/alternative-fuel-school-bus-program/ or email questions to: VWSettlement@deq.ok.gov

The Clean Diesel / DERA program is offering approximately $785,000. This money can be used towards the replacement of EMY 1996-2009 Class 5-8 diesel school buses with new diesel or gasoline buses. For more information on the Clean Diesel / DERA program, please visit https://www.deq.ok.gov/air-quality-division/clean-diesel-dera/ or email cleandiesel@deq.ok.gov

Final Plan

Where to Send Comments

Comment Letter

Member Support

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