National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC)
DERA State Program Overview
- DERA Grants
- DERA Rebates
- DERA State Funding
- DERA Projects
- Funding Sources
EPA is announcing a $5.67 million funding opportunity for the FY 2014 State Clean Diesel Program. The 50 states, the District of Columbia, the territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam are eligible to participate in this allocation program. All 2014 state program funds will be allocated as new awards. In order to participate in the DERA 2014 State Program, all states and territories must complete and close any open programs by September 30, 2014.
|Release the Notice of Intent to Participate to states and territories.||Tuesday, April 1, 2014|
|Deadline for Notice of Intent to Participate and match from all participating states and territories to EPA Regions.||Tuesday, April 22, 2014|
|OTAQ sends allocation amounts, schedule, timeline, and instructions to regions via email to EPA Air Division Directors.||Tuesday, April 29, 2014|
|Deadline for states’ and territories’ final Statement of Work plans to EPA Regions.||Friday, June 6, 2014|
2014 DERA Allocations For States/Territories
- Fact Sheet (PDF) (2pp, 70K, April 2014, About PDF)
- Notice of Intent to Participate (Word) (2pp, 100K, April 2014, MS Word reader )
- Project Narrative Template for Awards (Word) (12 pp, 200K, April 2014, MS Word reader )
EPA allocates DERA funds to the states and territories for the establishment of clean diesel grant and loan programs. Using the formula outlined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PDF) (551 pp, 1.3MB, January 2005), the State Clean Diesel Program receives 30 percent of the annual DERA appropriation.
Of the state portion of the funding, two-thirds is provided to participating states and territories as base funding. The remaining third is allocated to states and territories that provide matching funds with cash or in-kind services.
State and Local Toolkit
EPA has developed a toolkit for state and local governments to assist them in developing their clean diesel programs.
DERA State Allocations 2008-2013
Funding allocations to participating states and territories through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
Eligible Uses of Funding
States and territories may use their allocations to fund grant and loan programs for clean diesel projects that use:
- Retrofit technologies that are verified or certified by either EPA or CARB
- Idle-reduction technologies that are EPA verified
- Aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires that are EPA verified
- Early replacement and repower with certified engine configurations (incremental costs only)
The match must be spent on eligible and allowable costs and is subject to the match provisions in the assistance agreement. Other federal funds cannot be used as a match. Any unclaimed funds will revert to the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
Funds cannot be used to meet federal mandates.
- Quarterly Reporting Template (Excel) (220K, March 2014)
- Final Reporting Template (Excel) (220K, March 2014)