Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) - Energy Division
07/31/19 12:00 Noon CST Receipt
Grants to Alabama government and non-government entities for equipment and vehicle enhancements that decrease air pollution across the State. Funding is intended to support projects aiming to reduce nitrogen oxides emitted by on-road heavy-duty vehicles, commercial marine vessels, locomotives, aircraft, and non-road equipment.
The Volkswagen Settlement Eligible Mitigation Action Item Projects grant program awards funding for projects based on the goals established in the Alabama Volkswagen Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. (For more information about the Plan, see http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/energy/vw/Pages/default.aspx.)
To mitigate environmental damage caused by the polluting VW vehicles, projects are launched to reduce NOx emissions where the vehicles were, are, or will be operated. Funding for this program is awarded to upgrade equipment approved by the Volkswagen Settlement as Eligible Mitigation Actions, as described below.
Funding has been primarily based on the amount of current emissions reported by EPA’s National Emissions Inventory (NEI). In addition, the funding application process will require viable estimations of NOx reductions for proposed projects and those with the most potential will receive priority consideration for award.
a. NOx Reductions (reduction of emissions where the polluting VW vehicles were, are, or will be operated)
b. Economic Development (fuel and maintenance cost reductions, reliance on domestic sources of fuel, utilization of vehicles and technologies produced in Alabama)
c. Fuel Security and Energy Assurance (repowering or replacing vehicles with those that rely on domestically sourced energy)
d. Benefit Areas that Share a Disproportionate Share of the Air Pollution Burden (high-pollution areas, proximity of projects to vulnerable populations)
For a more detailed description of these Goals, see page 4 of the RFA listed in Supporting Documents below.
Eligible Mitigation Action Items:
a. On-Road Heavy Duty Vehicles - Eligible Mitigation Project Types: Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks (Large Trucks), Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus, or Transit Bus (Buses), and Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks (Medium Trucks).
b. Non-Road Equipment - Eligible Project Types: Airport Ground Support Equipment, and Forklifts and Port Cargo Handling Equipment.
c. Locomotives - Eligible Project Types: Eligible freight switchers include pre-Tier 4 switcher locomotives that operate 1,000 or more hours per year.
d. Commercial Marine Vessels - Eligible Project Types: Ferries or Tugs, and Shorepower for Ocean-Going Vessels.
For further details about Eligible Mitigation Actions, see pages 5-9 of the RFA listed in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 186277
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the application, as well as questions pertaining to this RFA, to email@example.com.
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
401 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104