Volkswagen Settlement North Carolina's Mitigation Plan Governor Roy Cooper has designated the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to manage North Carolina’s share of the VW Settlement, an agreement between the German automaker and the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). North Carolina’s beneficiary mitigation plan is structured in two phases, so DEQ can seek additional input and make changes as needed along the way. In Phase 1, nearly $30 million was awarded for projects across North Carolina. In Phase 2, the state plans to invest the remaining $67 million in additional projects. Learn More About the Plan VW Settlement Phase 2 Phase 2 of the VW Settlement will invest nearly $68 million on projects to significantly reduce NOx emissions and improve air quality. Applications are now being accepted for several of these grant programs. Learn More Current Funding Opportunities Level 2 Multi-Unit Dwelling Applications for $489,544 in rebates for Level 2 Charging Infrastructure opening June 13, 2022 DC Fast Priority Corridors Applications for $4.9 million in DC Fast ZEV Charging Infrastructure Grants along Priority Corridors due May 18, 2022 Level 2 State Agency Applications for $1 million in Level 2 ZEV Charging Infrastructure Grants for state agencies and state-managed attractions due May 31, 2022 School Bus Program Applications for $27.2 million in School Bus Replacement Grants due June 6, 2022 Level 2 Public Access Applications for $1 million in rebates for Public Access Level 2 Charging Infrastructure accepted now until funds exhausted DC Fast Existing Sites Applications for $2.1 million in DC Fast Charging Infrastructure grants to upgrade existing sites due July 11, 2022 Clean Heavy-Duty Equipment & Vehicle Applications for $12.9 million to replace heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment due Aug. 15, 2022 Resources Is My Project Eligible? Use our eligibility tool to see which program you can apply to. Watch Webinar Recording Watch a recording of one of our previous informational webinars to learn more about Phase 2 programs More Information Historically Under-Resourced County Outreach Program We are making sure communities across NC have the resources they need to submit strong applications during Phase 2 Forms for Award Grant Projects Required forms for contract processing, reimbursement and reporting Grants Management System Information on how to request access, how to use the system, and a downloadable user manual.