DERA Grant Funding Announced by EPA

2017 National Request for Proposals now open
May 11, 2017 3:45 PM ET

MADISON, Wis., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As a courtesy to our stakeholders, Leonardo Academy is excited to forward an available funding opportunity for Clean Diesel projects though the EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA). EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets located in areas designated as having poor air quality. The EPA anticipates awarding approximately $11 million in DERA funding to eligible projects​.

For detailed information on eligibility and application requirements, or if you would like to work with Leonardo Academy in seeking a grant in this DERA grant cycle and/or the upcoming Volkswagen emissions mitigation settlement grant cycle, please email with information about your engine types and the state(s) you operate in. We will be bundling projects that fit both the DERA grant requirements and the Volkswagen emissions mitigation settlement RFPs when these RFPs are issued.

Click here for information about Leonardo Academy’s history of helping organizations secure diesel emission reduction grants.

Important Dates for DERA Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants:

June 20, 2017: RFP Closes

Fall 2017: Anticipated selection and award notification

Fall-Winter 2017: Anticipated Award

Eligible Vehicles and Technologies:

Eligible diesel vehicles, engines, and equipment include: buses, Class 5-Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles, marine engines, locomotives and non-road engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at a port or airport), agriculture, mining, or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).