Funding Opportunity: EPA Announces $40 Million in Funding to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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 EPA Administrator as poor air quality areas.   Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 11:59 Eastern time to be considered for funding.   Note the attached file and the information detailed below.  For more information, also visit: https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-national-grants   Important Dates Activity Date Request for Applications (RFA) OPENS Thursday, December 20, 2018 Information Session Webinar LINK TO WEBINAR Exit Call-in Number: 1-202-991-0477 Access Code: 414-9804# Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET Information Session Webinar LINK TO WEBINAR EXIT Call-in Number: 1-202-991-0477 Access Code: 414-9804# Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET Frequently Asked Questions Document (FAQ) (13 pp, 357 K, December 19, 2018, About PDF): Deadline for Submittal of Questions February 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. ET Deadline for Applications Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 11:59  p.m. (ET) Notification of Selected Applicants April 2019 Funding of Awards May-October, 2019     Supporting Information for RFA 2019 Sample Project Narrative (WORD)(15 pp, 674 K, December 2018) 2019 Sample Application Fleet Description (Excel)(712 K, December 2018) 2019 Priority Area List (PDF)(13 pp, 1 M, December 2018) 2019 Sample Drayage  Operating Guidelines (PDF)(2 pp, 161 K, December 2018) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2019 Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Factsheet(3 pp, 76 K, December 2018, EPA-420-F-18-028) Frequently Asked Questions...