Mobile Sources Emissions Reductions Grant The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) administers the Mobile Sources Emissions Reduction program to fund the replacement of older diesel vehicles with cleaner alternatives. The goal of the program is to achieve signification reductions in diesel emissions, including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and greenhouse gases. Program Details Mobile Sources Emissions Reduction grants can fund a wide range of projects. Projects include: Repowering on-road and non-road equipment with newer, cleaner engines Replacing old on-road and non-road equipment with new, cleaner vehicles Converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels Expanding medium and heavy duty electric vehicle usage throughout the state Any private or public sector entity with a physical presence in North Carolina is eligible to apply. Funding The Mobile Sources Emissions Reduction program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. Funds may be supplemented with North Carolina Volkswagen Mitigation Trust funds. In 2021, more than $937,000 was awarded through the program to replace diesel vehicles. Based on the number of proposals received and the available funding, DAQ reserves the right to award less than the total amount of funding available. Grant timeline Each year, DAQ accepts grant applications for the Mobile Sources Emissions Reduction program. This competitive process provides funding to projects that will maximize reductions in emissions. Applications typically open in early fall each year. Awardees are announced by spring the following year. Current Grant Opportunities The 2021 Mobile Sources Emissions Reduction grant awardees were announced in April 2022. 2021 Grant Awardee List Applications for 2022 Mobile Sources Emissions Reduction grants are expected to open later this year. Details will be posted on this page. Sign Up for Grant Notifications Send an e-mail to email@example.com with "Grant Notification" in the subject link to receive notification of future grants. Include in the email your name, telephone number, affiliation and e-mail address to which you want the notification sent.