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VW Settlement Phase 1-Diesel Program

Diesel Bus and Vehicle Programs

Approximately $24.5 million of the $30.7 million will be available in Phase 1 for Diesel Bus and Vehicle Programs. These programs are designed to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. 

  • 40% (approx. $12.2 million) to be spent on school bus replacements
  • 20% (approx. $6 million) designated for transit bus replacements  
  • 10% for heavy-duty on-road equipment replacement projects
  • 10% for heavy-duty off-road equipment replacement projects. 

Applications for Phase 1 were accepted until September 30, 2019. To be notified for future Phase 2 anouncements, please send an email with "Subscribe" in the subject line to daq.nc_vwgrants@ncdenr.gov.

Eligibility:

Phase 1 funding will focus on public sector needs.  Eligible projects can be submitted by:

  • Local, state and tribal government organizations,
  • Public or private nonprofit organizations, and
  • Public/private partnerships where the lead applicant represents a public sector or a public or private non-profit. 

For Full details, read the

Request for Proposal

Frequently Asked Questions

Documents and Workshops

Application

Application

Before you download the application, check your eligibility in the RFP

Download the Application 

For projects with buses, vehicles or equipment operating in more than one county, please download and use the Multi-County Fleet Application.

Download the Multi-County Fleet Application

When the application opens in your browser, download and save to your computer using the name format: YourOrganization_ProjectTitle_VWDiesel_Application.

Download the Spreadsheet

When the spreadsheet opens in your browser, download and save to your computer using the name format: YourOrganization_ProjectTitle_VWDiesel_Application.

Helpful Documents

Application Checklist

Location of Project Score

Register for an NCID

How to create a digital signature 

Additional Resources

Video Tutorial

Send Questions to DAQ VW Grants

Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal

Workshop Documents

Workshop Documents

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) conducted several technical workshops across the state to facilitate grant applications for the Request for Projects (RFP) under the VW Mitigation Plan. 

Diesel Workshop Presentation

Example Diesel Application

Example Diesel Application Spreadsheet