The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) allows EPA to prioritize certain applicants in the DERA National Grants. The statute enables the program to prioritize projects that maximize public health benefits, are the most cost-effective, and serve areas with the highest population density, are poor air quality areas (including nonattainment or maintenance areas and areas with toxic air pollutant concerns), that receive a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets, or that use a community-based multistakeholder collaborative process to reduce toxic emissions.
Eligible activities include the retrofit or replacement of existing diesel engines, vehicles, and equipment with EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified engine configurations and verified retrofit and idle reduction technologies.
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines, and equipment include:
Grant funds may be used for diesel emission reduction projects including:
Estimated Total Program Funding: