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06/04/17 by Juanita Teschner

2017 DERA National Request for Proposals - Webinar - RFP Information Session Wednesday, June 7, 2017

EPA will host a webinar to provide an overview of the 2017 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Request for Proposals (RFP).  Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

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06/01/17 by Juanita Teschner

New Deadline for 2017 Clean Diesel Funding Program $23M in Additional Funding

EDITOR’S NOTE: EPA Clean Diesel News released this information on June 1, 2017.

The 2017 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Request for Proposals (RFP) has been amended and extended until July 5, 2017. 

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04/20/17 by Juanita Teschner

Diesel Reduction Funding Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $11 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines.  Under this competition, between 20 and 80 awards are anticipated to be made to eligible applicants. Deadline for the proposals is June 20, 2017.

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10/02/16 by Juanita Teschner

2016 School Bus Rebate Program Now Accepting Applications

Editor’s Note: The EPA Clean Diesel News released this information September 29, 2016.

Need help paying for that new school bus or upgrade? EPA is offering an opportunity to receive up to $25,000 per vehicle to replace your older school buses, and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits. Older school buses without retrofits emit significant amounts of harmful exhaust, so participating in this program will help improve the health of students and other members of your community.

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08/11/16 by Juanita Teschner

EPA Grants Award Process Webinar

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The EPA Clean Diesel News released this information on August 10.

An EPA Grants Award Process Webinar will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 17.

The EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment will host the webinar on how to find and apply for grant opportunities; the EPA’s new grants.gov requirement; and the preparation of proper budget detail. Officials will hold a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar.

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