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EPA Clean Diesel Tribal Grant Funding - $2 Million Available Until September 6

2018 Tribal DERA Grant Competition Now Open!


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $2.0 million in grant funding for tribal applicants. Under this grant competition, each applicant may request up to $800,000 in federal funding.


Priority - Priority is given to projects that achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions and exposure in areas designated as having poor air quality, and in areas receiving a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets.


Eligibility - Tribal governments (or intertribal consortiums) and Alaskan native villages, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, are eligible to apply for Tribal Clean Diesel grants.


Use of Funding - Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include:

  • School buses

  • Class 5 - Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles

  • Locomotive engines

  • Marine engines

  • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).


Proposal packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through no later than Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 11:59  p.m. (ET) in order to be considered for funding. 


More information, including the RFP and important documents and upcoming webinars on this RFP, can be found at the EPA Clean Diesel Tribal Grants website. 


For proposal assistance, contact Kristin Cooper Carter and the Grant Management Associates team by e-mailing

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