State accepting applications for projects to be funded by VW Settlement

The application period for the first round of funding under the Volkswagen Settlement program opens today. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has posted the applications for Diesel Bus and Vehicle projects that significantly reduce emissions and for Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) DC Fast Charge Infrastructure projects.
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will accept applications until September 30, 2019.  The applications and requests for proposals (RFPs) detailing eligible projects are posted on the division website.
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
Interested applicants can find the applications, RFPs and additional program information at DAQ will also host application workshops in July to provide technical assistance. Registration for those workshops is available online.   
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