The EPA is offering $26 million in grant funding to reduce emissions from existing diesel fleet vehicles. Eligible projects will reduce diesel emissions and exposure, such as retrofits, idle reduction, and vehicle replacements. Prioritized projects include those that are located in areas designated as having poor air quality, projects that benefit local communities and projects that promote the continuation of emission reduction efforts after the end of the project period.
Regional, State, local or tribal agencies and port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality are permitted to apply. Nonprofit organizations that provide educational services to diesel fleet owners or focus on the promotion of transportation or air quality are also eligible. The EPA is currently requesting proposals and the deadline to apply is April 26, 2016. For more information visit the EPA’s website.