EPA Awards 642 Clean Diesel Grants Totaling $570 Million
03/27/16 by Juanita Teschner
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.
This Report to Congress presents the final results from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and projects funded in fiscal years 2009-2011. It also estimates the impacts from projects funded in fiscal years 2011-2013. To access the report, visit: www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-03/documents/420r16004.pdf
EPA is currently soliciting proposals for clean diesel projects. The Request for Proposals and more information can be found here: www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-national-grants#rfp