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VW Settlement Update

08.23.18

NC Submits VW Settlement Phase 1 Plan

NC has submitted its plan for the state's share of VW Settlement money. The Volkswagen Mitigation Plan details how the state will invest the first 33% of the funds in Phase 1 on projects to significantly reduce NOx emissions and improve air quality. 

The Phase 1 plan includes: 

  • 40% (approx. $12.2 million) to be spent on school bus replacements
  • 20% (approx. $6 million) designated for transit bus replacements
  • 10% for heavy-duty on-road equipment replacement projects
  • 10% for heavy-duty off-road equipment replacement projects

Phase 1 funding will focus on public sector needs. Eligible projects can be submitted by local, state and tribal government organizations, public or private nonprofit organizations, and public/private partnerships where the lead applicant represents a public sector or a public or private non-profit.

Based on feedback from the public, North Carolina will also allocate the maximum allowance of 15% of the funds toward zero emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure projects. Public and private sector projects will be eligible for the approximately $4.6 million available in Phase 1.
 
Once the plan is accepted by the trustee of the Volkswagen Mitigation Fund, the Division of Air Quality will put out a request for proposals. At that point, eligible organizations can submit their projects with selections scheduled for Spring/Summer of 2019. Beginning in Fall of 2019, DAQ will provide opportunities for public involvement on the draft plan for Phase 2.
For a copy of the plan, and more information about the Volkswagen Settlement, visit https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality/motor-vehicles-and-air-quality/volkswagen-settlement. You can also contact Carina Soriano at csoriano [at] centralina [dot] org with questions.

 

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