Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality - Diesel Emissions Mitigation Grants. Deadline: 6/7/22.
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Grants
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is providing $8 million in grant funding to reduce diesel emissions in Oregon in 2022. Revenue for this program is provided by the Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund, subject to the settlement agreement between the United States and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. In 2019, the Oregon Legislature authorized the creation of a grant program supporting businesses, governments and equipment owners in replacing older and more polluting diesel engines with new, cleaner technologies and exhaust control retrofits. These grants will be disbursed to awardees as a reimbursement of eligible project costs incurred during the project period.
To reduce diesel emissions, older, more polluting vehicles, equipment, and engines must be permanently and verifiably removed from service or fitted with exhaust control technology. The following descriptions of eligible project types provide guidelines regarding potential activities that the grant program can fund:
Replacement: These projects exchange diesel engine motor vehicles with an equivalent motor vehicle or substitute a piece of equipment powered by a nonroad diesel engine with equivalent equipment.
Repower: The projects must replace an existing diesel engine with a newer, cleaner engine or power source that is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency and, if applicable, meet a more stringent set of engine emission standards.
Retrofit: The projects must equip a diesel engine with new emissions-reducing parts or convert the diesel engine into an engine capable of being powered by alternative fuel.
Total Amount Available:
June 7, 2022
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