United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
03/16/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and school districts for programs to reduce air pollution. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of funding is to implement programs that incentivize and accelerate the upgrading or retirement of the legacy diesel fleet.
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include buses, Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles such as those used in construction, handling of cargo, agriculture, mining or energy production.
Eligible diesel emissions reduction solutions include verified retrofit technologies such as exhaust after-treatment technologies, engine upgrades, and cleaner fuels and additives, verified idle reduction technologies, verified aerodynamic technologies, verified low rolling resistance tires, certified engine replacements and conversions, and certified vehicle or equipment replacement.
Priority will be given to vehicles that operate in areas with poor air quality, or that service goods movement facilities. Further priority for funding is given to projects with outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage affected communities in the design and performance of the project, and those which demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended.
Scope of Work
DERA grants provide funding to eligible recipients so that they may implement programs which incentivize and accelerate the upgrading or retirement of the legacy diesel fleet. 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. DERA grants cannot fund research and development and DERA grants cannot fund technology demonstration, commercialization, certification or verification.
Summary of Program Requirements: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2021-01/documents/2021-1-8-dera-national-grants.pdf#page=5
For further information on DERA Programmatic Priorities please see: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2021-01/documents/2021-1-8-dera-national-grants.pdf#page=18
Eligible project costs are those costs directly related to the implementation, management, and oversight of the project, including recipient and subrecipient personnel and benefits, equipment, contractual, travel, supplies, subgrants and rebates, and indirect costs. For additional information, see: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2021-01/documents/2021-1-8-dera-national-grants.pdf#page=15
GrantWatch ID#: 156026
EPA anticipates 2 to 8 cooperative agreement awards per EPA region.
Award Ceiling: $4,000,000; for funding limits by region, see page 26 of the RFA document in Supporting Documents below.
The estimated project period for awards resulting from this solicitation is expected to begin on October 1, 2021. EPA anticipates most projects can be completed within 24 months, however initial project periods of up to 36 months will be allowed where justified by the activities, timeline and milestones detailed in the workplan.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants may email written questions to: email@example.com.
For further information, contact:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ATTN: Faye Swift, DERA Grants and Policy Team Leader
OAR, Office of Transportation and Air Quality
WJ Clinton Building North
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (6406A)
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 343-9147
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