Closing Date: June 15, 2015
Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. In addition, priority for funding may be given to projects which:
- Result in outcomes that benefit affected communities
- Engage local communities with respect to the design and performance of the project
- Can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended.
A copy of the Request for Application is available at: http://www.epa.gov/air/grants/rfp-epa-oar-otaq-15-06.pdf
Eligible diesel emission reduction solutions include verified emission control technologies, such as exhaust controls, cleaner fuels, and engine upgrades, verified idle reduction technologies, verified aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires, certified engine repowers, and/or certified vehicle or equipment replacement.
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include buses, Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at a port or airport), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).
Eligible entities include regional, state, local or tribal agencies (or intertribal consortia) or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, and nonprofit organizations or institutions that: a) represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets or b) have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.
Proposal packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Monday, June 15, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. (ET) in order to be considered for funding.