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2019/2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant Request for Proposals Open

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality is accepting proposals to fund clean diesel projects.  More than $616,000 is available for eligible projects through the Mobile Source Diesel Emission Reduction Grant program.  The grants can be used to cover a wide range of projects including repowering non-road construction or agricultural equipment with cleaner burning engines, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels and repowering a locomotive.  


Individuals, businesses and organizations from the public and private sector are eligible to apply. The division will prioritize funding for non-road equipment projects, but proposals for on-road and locomotive projects will be considered if funding is available. 


Applications must be received through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s Grant Management System no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on September 30, 2020 to be considered.  More information on eligible projects and application instructions is available online at


The 2019/2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. The purpose of DERA funding is to support projects designed to achieve significant diesel emissions reductions.


For more information about the Mobile Sources Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant program, please visit the state Division of Air Quality’s website at: or via e-mail at daq [dot] mscb [dot] ncdaqgrants [at] ncdenr [dot] gov.

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