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2018 Diesel Emission Reduction Grants available

Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality is accepting proposals to fund clean diesel projects.  More than $694,000 is available for eligible projects through the Mobile Source Diesel Emission Reduction Grant program.  The grants can be used to cover a wide range of projects including repowering non-road construction or agricultural equipment with cleaner burning engines, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels and repowering a locomotive.  

Individuals, businesses and organizations from the public and private sector are eligible to apply. The division will prioritize funding for non-road equipment projects, but proposals for on-road and locomotive projects will be considered if funding is available.  

Applications must be received via email no later than 5pm on November 2, 2018 to be considered.  More information on eligible projects and application instructions are available online at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality/motor-vehicles-air-quality/mobile-source-emissions-reduction-grants.

The 2018 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. The purpose of DERA funding is to support projects designed to achieve significant diesel emissions reductions.

For more information about the Mobile Sources Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant program, please visit the Division of Air Quality’s website at: http://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/air-quality/motor-vehicles-air-quality/mobile-source-emissions-reduction-grants or via e-mail at daq.mscb.ncdaqgrants@ncdenr.gov.

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