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2014 Diesel Emission Reduction Grant


The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will provide funding for projects that reduce diesel emissions. Awarded projects will begin (at the earliest) in January 2015 and must be completed by September 30, 2015.


Apply now at to be considered for 2014 Diesel Emission Reduction Grant funding.

Who is Eligible? Any private or public sector entity or individual is eligible. Priority for grants will go to diesel emission reduction projects in the following counties: Cabarrus, Catawba, Cumberland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Nash, Orange, Person, Rowan, Union, Wake, and parts of Chatham, Haywood, Iredell, and Swain County

Total Funding Available? Approximately $250,000 is available for all projects funded statewide. The DAQ expects to fund 2 to 5 projects.

Deadline for Applications? Applications must be received by e-mail or postmarked by Friday November 7, 2014 to be considered.

How Do I Apply? Select the application type (in the left-hand column) that best fits your project. If you have questions about which form to use, contact Anne Galamb 919-707-8423 or Anne [dot] Galamb [at] ncdenr [dot] gov.

Summary of Funding Offered Per Project Type

Project Type

DENR Amount Paid

Replacement of diesel vehicle chassis and engine


Idle reduction technology on unregulated or Tier 0 locomotives


Repower of old chassis with new cleaner diesel engine


Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions, where the old chassis is retained but the engine is replaced or converted to an alternative fuel.


Retrofits (exhaust type, e.g. diesel particulate filter)/td>


  • No infrastructure projects will be considered.
  • No standalone offset of cleaner fuel costs unless combined with another clean diesel project on the same vehicle

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