State releases Requests for Proposals for Phase 1 Volkswagen Settlement Funds


The Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Diesel and Bus projects and DC-Fast Charge projects are now available from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.  The RFPs are part of the first phase of the Volkswagen Settlement Mitigation plan and include more than $27 million in potential funding.

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has released two RFPs for projects that achieve significant reductions in emissions. 

Under the Diesel and Bus Program:

  • $24.5 million will be available
  • 40% will be allocated for school bus replacement
  • Projects can be submitted by local, state and tribal governments, public or nonprofit organizations or eligible public-private partnerships

Under the DC Fast Charge program:

  • $3.4 million will be available for the installation of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Charging Infrastructure
  • Projects in designated corridors will receive priority to expand the state’s charging infrastructure network
  • Projects can be submitted by eligible businesses, incorporated nonprofits, and state, local, tribal or municipal government agencies

Applications will be available on July 1, 2019, with a submission deadline of September 30, 2019. DAQ will also host application workshops in July to provide technical assistance. 

The RFPs and the state’s mitigation plan are available online at For email updates about this topic, please send an email with the word ‘Subscribe’ in the subject line to