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DERA Grant Now Open for Applications!


The 2019 National DERA RFA is Now Open!


EPA anticipates awarding approximately $40 million in competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through ( no later than Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 11:59  p.m.(ET) to be considered for funding.

Key Dates

Request for Applications (RFA) opens : Thursday, December 20, 2018
Deadline for Submittal of Questions (FAQ Document) : Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4pm (ET)
Deadline for Applications : Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:59pm (ET)
Notification of Selected Applicants : April 2019
Funding of Awards : May-October 2019

For more information, please visit the EPA's Clean Diesel Page or contact Carina Soriano at csoriano [at] centralina [dot] org.

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