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03/27/16 by Juanita Teschner

EPA Awards 642 Clean Diesel Grants Totaling $570 Million

EDITOR’S NOTE: This information was released through the EPA Clean Diesel News on March 24, 2016.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third Report to Congress, highlighting results of projects funded by the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).  EPA has awarded 642 clean diesel grants for a total of $570 million that have replaced or retrofitted 73,000 vehicles.  Eighty-one percent of these projects have taken place in areas with air quality challenges.  These DERA grants have reduced 335,200 tons of nitrogen oxides, 14,700 tons of particulate matter, 4.8 million tons of carbon dioxide, and have saved 450 million gallons of fuel.  EPA estimates that clean diesel funding generates up to $13 in public health benefits for every $1 spent on diesel projects. 

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03/06/16 by Juanita Teschner

EPA to Host Webinars

EDITOR’S NOTE: The EPA Clean Diesel News released this announcement on March 3, 2016. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host two informational sessions for the fiscal year 2016 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).  

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03/01/16 by Juanita Teschner

EPA Accepting Proposals for Diesel Funding Assistance

Editor’s Note: This announcement appeared in the February 25, 2016, edition of EPA Clean Diesel News. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting proposals for the fiscal year 2016 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).  The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $26 million.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted on www.grants.gov.  The RFP and additional information is also posted at www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-national-grants#rfp

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06/27/15 by Juanita Teschner

EPA Hosts Grants Award Process Webinar

EDITOR’S NOTE: The EPA Clean Diesel News released this information on June 25, 2015.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a Grants Award Process Webinar on Tuesday, July 7, from 2:00-3:00 ET.  The webinar will cover 1) grants management topics, 2) how to find and apply for grant opportunities and 3) how to prepare a proper budget detail.  The second half of the webinar will be a question-and-answer session.  To register for the webinar, please click here.  Space is limited to the first 120 registrants.

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06/23/15 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba Completes Phase I of Premier Solar Project

Catawba College has completed Phase I of its solar installation, which will ultimately provide nearly one megawatt of solar electricity for the campus. The eight new solar electric systems will produce more solar electricity than that produced by all the other colleges and universities in North Carolina combined.

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