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DERA State Program Overview


FY 2014 State Clean Diesel Program

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.

Activity Date
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

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Background

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:

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.

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