2018 Tribal Grant Competition Now Open Requests for Projects that Reduce Diesel Emissions Proposals Due Thursday, September 6

06/09/18 by Juanita Teschner

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Clean Diesel News released this information on June 8, 2018. 

Visit the Clean Diesel Tribal Grants Web Page for More Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $2.0 million in grant funding for tribal applicants. Under this grant competition, each applicant may request up to $800,000 in federal funding. 

Priority - Priority is given to projects that achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions and exposure in areas designated as having poor air quality, and in areas receiving a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets. 

Eligibility - Tribal governments (or intertribal consortiums) and Alaskan native villages, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, are eligible to apply for Tribal Clean Diesel grants. 

Use of Funding - Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include:

  • School buses
  • Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles
  • Locomotive engines
  • Marine engines
  • Non-road engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).


Webinars for Applicants 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2:00-4:00 p.m. ET


Thursday, June 21, 2018

3:00-5:00 p.m. ET


Call-in Number: 1-202-991-0477

Access Code: 414-9804#



Webinar Topics 

  • Overview of Funding Opportunity: Funding Source, Eligibility
  • Eligible Vehicles, Engines and Equipment
  • Eligible Projects
  • Cost Share Requirements
  • DERA Option Eligible Mitigation Action for Volkswagen Settlement
  • Funding Restrictions
  • Submission Requirements
  • Evaluation Requirements
  • Tools and Resources
  • Question & Answer Period

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