Funding Available Through DERA FY20 State Clean Diesel Grant Program
PHOENIX (February 27, 2020) – Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) is administering the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Grant Program, which is designed to improve air quality by eliminating diesel emissions with newer cleaner burning technology.
Organizations within Maricopa County that have fleets can apply to receive a subaward for the retrofit, repower, or replacement of qualified diesel fleet vehicles or equipment. This funding is to retrofit, repower or replace medium to heavy duty fleet vehicles with engine model years of 1996 to 2009. Organizations also have the option to replace fleet vehicles or school buses with model years 2010 or newer with new zero emission or low-NOx vehicles. This includes electric and hydrogen-fueled vehicles.
Applications are due on March 31, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. MST. Funding is limited for the current award period and subawards will be granted based on the amount of pollutants reduced, total project cost, and the applicant’s ability to complete the project by September 30, 2021. Awards will be announced in October 2020. Details regarding the program and link to the application can be accessed at maricopa.gov/4509/Clean-Diesel-Program.
Two DERA Grant Writing Workshops have been scheduled to assist interested applicants in the application process. Program and parking information questions should be directed to Larz Garcia, Maricopa County Air Quality Department Grant Programs Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DERA Grant Writing Workshop March 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
- DERA Grant Writing Workshop March 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Workshops will be held at the Maricopa County Air Quality Department located at 3800 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix, Suite 1400.
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