State Clean Diesel Grant Program

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, 42 U.S.C.

16131 et seq., as amended, authorizes EPA to award assistance agreements to States to develop and implement such grant, rebates, and low-cost revolving loan programs in the State as are appropriate to meet State needs and goals relating to the reduction
of diesel emissions.
Projects should also focus on promoting environmental justice (EJ).

EJ is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.



Funding Priority 2017

In providing grants, rebates, and loans under this program, States must give priority to projects which: Maximize public health benefits; Are the most cost-effective; Serve areas with the highest population density, that are poor air quality areas (including nonattainment or maintenance of national ambient air quality standards for a criteria pollutant; Federal Class I areas; or areas with toxic air pollutant concerns); Serve areas that receive a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets, including truck stops, ports, rail yards, terminals, construction sites, schools, and distribution centers or that use a community-based multi-stakeholder collaborative process to reduce toxic emissions; will only include a certified engine configuration or verified technology that has a long expected useful life; Maximize the useful life of any certified engine configuration or verified technology used or funded by the eligible entity; and Conserve diesel fuel

Funding Priority 2018

In providing grants, rebates, and loans under this program, States must give priority to projects which: Maximize public health benefits; Are the most cost-effective; Serve areas with the highest population density, that are poor air quality areas (including nonattainment or maintenance of national ambient air quality standards for a criteria pollutant; Federal Class I areas; or areas with toxic air pollutant concerns); Serve areas that receive a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets, including truck stops, ports, rail yards, terminals, construction sites, schools, and distribution centers or that use a community-based multi-stakeholder collaborative process to reduce toxic emissions; will only include a certified engine configuration or verified technology that has a long expected useful life; Maximize the useful life of any certified engine configuration or verified technology used or funded by the eligible entity; and Conserve diesel fuel.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: States may use funds under this program to develop and implement grant, rebate and loan programs that are designed to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and are appropriate to meet State needs and goals relating to the reduction of diesel emissions.

State grant, rebate and loan programs may fund projects relating to a certified engine configuration or a verified technology for vehicles, engines and equipment, including: buses; Class 5 Class 8 heavy-duty diesel trucks; marine engines; locomotives; and nonroad engines or vehicles used in: i) construction; ii) handling or cargo (including at a port or airport); iii) agriculture; iv) mining; or v) energy production.

Projects under the State's grant program may include, but are not limited to, a variety of diesel emissions reductions solutions such as: add-on emission control retrofit technologies; idle reduction technologies; cleaner fuel use; engine repowers; engine upgrades; and/or vehicle or equipment replacement.

For a list of awarded grants, visit https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-state-allocations.

Fiscal Year 2017: States may use funds under this program to develop and implement grant, rebate and loan programs that are designed to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and are appropriate to meet State needs and goals relating to the reduction of diesel emissions.

State grant, rebate and loan programs may fund projects relating to a certified engine configuration or a verified technology for vehicles, engines and equipment, including: buses; Class 5 Class 8 heavy-duty diesel trucks; marine engines; locomotives; and nonroad engines or vehicles used in: i) construction; ii) handling or cargo (including at a port or airport); iii) agriculture; iv) mining; or v) energy production.

Projects under the State's grant program may include, but are not limited to, a variety of diesel emissions reductions solutions such as: add-on emission control retrofit technologies; idle reduction technologies; cleaner fuel use; engine replacements; engine upgrades; and/or vehicle or equipment replacement; and alternative fuel conversions.

For a list of awarded grants, visit https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-state-allocations.

Fiscal Year 2018: NA.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

EPA encourages potential applicants to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Health And Environmental Control, South Carolina Department Of $ 482,165   2019-10-012021-09-30
Environment And Conservation, Tennessee Department Of $ 324,052   2019-10-012021-09-30
Department Of Conservation & Natural Resources $ 477,788   2019-10-012021-09-30
Montana Department Of Environmental Quality $ 473,897   2019-10-012021-09-30
Energy And Environment Cabinet $ 321,010   2019-10-012021-09-30
Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 500,532   2019-10-012021-09-30
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency $ 500,823   2019-10-012021-09-30
State Of Ohio Office Of Budget And Management State Accounting $ 497,880   2019-10-012021-09-30
Oregon Department Of Environmental Quality $ 480,359   2019-10-012021-09-30
Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota $ 483,708   2019-10-012021-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, 47 States and territories participated in the program. Each State was awarded a cooperative agreement for clean diesel activities. For a list of awarded grants, visit https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-state-allocations. Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 2017, 49 States and territories participated in the program. Each State will be awarded a cooperative agreement for clean diesel activities. For a list of awarded grants, visit https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-state-allocations. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants and cooperative agreements are available to support the development and implementation of such grant, rebate, and low-cost revolving loan programs in a State as are appropriate to meet State needs and goals relating to the reduction of diesel emissions.

A grant, rebate, or loan funded by the State using funds from the DERA State Program must be used for projects involving EPA-verified and/or California Air Resources Board (CARB) verified diesel emissions reduction technologies and/or EPA certified engines.

Funds received under the DERA National Program (see CFDA 66.039) may not be used to pay a matching share under this program.

States must use the same statutory priorities as the national competitive program when selecting projects.

States receiving funding under this program must comply with public notification requirements.

Additional project eligibility and use restrictions may be defined in program guidance. Recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government.

Recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Assistance under this program is available to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, Local, Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization, Anyone/General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs for State governments will be determined in accordance with regulations found at Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 225. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Regarding pre-application/pre-proposal assistance with respect to this program description, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application/pre-proposal assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants.

For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts' or see Appendix IV of the Catalog.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

EPA's Office of Air and Radiation and/or the 10 EPA Regions will review and evaluate applications in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the Federal Register Notice of Availability of Funds for this program.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 as amended (The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act), Title 7(G), 42 U.S.C 16131.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 180 days after the request for applications.

Appeals

Disputes will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.

Renewals

Permitted. Generally, EPA incrementally funds these cooperative agreements. Approval of subsequent funding increments is dependent on satisfactory project progress, continued relevance of the projects to EPA's priorities, availability of funds, and Agency policy on the cooperative agreement process.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 42 U.S.C. 16133(c). This program has a statutory allocation formula (42 U.S.C. 16133(c)). There is no statutory match requirement for this program. However, there is a statutory incentive match provision (42 U.S.C. 16133(c)(3)). Program guidance may restrict the eligibility and amount of grant funds that may be used for certain types of projects. There is no statutory requirement for a matching contribution from applicants. However, FY 2017 programmatic policy guidance requires a mandatory match for certain type of projects (engine upgrades, idle reduction technologies, engine replacements, vehicle/equipment replacements, and alternative fuel conversions ). Any voluntary matching funds provide by the state to qualify for the matching incentive are included in the ?EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds? described below. Mandatory cost-share funds provided by the state and/or eligible third parties cannot count towards the state?s voluntary matching funds to qualify for the matching incentive. However, if a state requires a third-party cost-share contribution above and beyond the mandatory cost-share amount for the elected technology, then the ?excess? cost-share may be applied towards the state voluntary match funds for the purpose of qualifying for the matching incentive. The recipient may not use EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds to provide more than the cost-share percentages outlined below, as applicable, of the final equipment costs. Recipients must satisfy any applicable cost-share requirements with allowable costs as set forth in 2 CFR §200.306. The cost-share requirements are as follows: ? Engine Upgrades: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible engine upgrade; states and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 60% of the cost of an eligible engine upgrade. ? Idle Reduction Technologies on Locomotives: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible idle reduction technology for a locomotive; states and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 60% of the cost of an eligible idle reduction technology for a locomotive. ? Idle Reduction Technologies on Highway Diesel Vehicles: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 25% of the cost (labor and equipment) of eligible, verified idle technologies on Class 8 long-haul trucks and school buses; states and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 75% of the cost of eligible, verified idle reduction technologies on Class 8 long-haul trucks and school buses. ? Marine Shore Power Connection Systems: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 25% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible shore connection system; states and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 75% of the cost of an eligible shore connection system. ? Electrified Parking Spaces (EPS): EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 30% of the cost (labor and equipment) of eligible EPS technology; states and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 70% of the cost of eligible EPS technology. ? Certified Engine Replacement: ? EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible diesel or alternative fuel engine replacement. States and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 60% of the cost of an eligible engine replacement. ? Highway Low-NOx: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 50% of the cost (labor and equipment) of replacing a highway diesel engine with a 2017 model year or newer engine that is certified to CARB?s Optional Low-NOx Standards of 0.1 g/bhp-hr, 0.05 g/bhp-hr, or 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx. States and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 50% of the cost of eligible Low-NOx engine replacement. ? All-Electric: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 60% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible all-electric engine replacement. States and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 40% of the cost of an eligible all-electric engine replacement. ? Certified Vehicle/Equipment Replacement: ? EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 25% of the cost of an eligible replacement vehicle or piece of equipment powered by a 2017 model year or newer certified engine; states and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 75% of the cost of an eligible replacement vehicle or piece of equipment. ? Highway Low-NOx: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 35% of the cost of an eligible highway replacement vehicle powered by a 2017 model year or newer engine certified to meet CARB?s Optional Low-NOx Standards of 0.1 g/bhp-hr, 0.05 g/bhp-hr, or 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx. Engines certified to CARB?s Optional Low NOx Standards may be found by searching CARB?s Executive Orders for Heavy-duty Engines and Vehicles, found at: www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/cert/cert.php. States and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 65% of the cost of an eligible replacement vehicle. ? All-Electric: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 45% of the cost of an eligible all-electric replacement vehicle or equipment. States and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 55% of the cost of an eligible all-electric replacement vehicle or piece of equipment. ? Drayage Trucks: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 50% of the cost of an eligible replacement drayage truck powered by a 2012 model year or newer certified engine. States and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 50% of the cost of an eligible replacement drayage vehicle. ? Clean Alternative Fuel Conversion: EPA funds and state voluntary matching funds can cover up to 40% of the cost (labor and equipment) of an eligible certified or compliant clean alternative fuel conversion. States and/or eligible third parties are responsible for the mandatory cost-share of at least 60% of the cost of an eligible clean alternative fuel conversion. This program has no matching requirements. This program has a statutory allocation formula (42 U.S.C. 16133(c)). There is no match requirement for this program. However, there is an incentive match provision (42 U.S.C. 16133(c)(3)). Program guidance may restrict the eligibility and amount of grant funds that may be used for certain types of projects. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The assistance agreements funded under this program typically have a two-year project period with the possibility for extension up to a seven-year project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance agreements may be incrementally (annually) or fully funded.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements.

Specific reporting requirements are also identified in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Recipients must make a public notification listing project information on their State websites within 60 days of a grant, rebate, or loan.

Website postings must include the total number and dollar amount of rebates, grants, or loans provided, as well as a breakdown of the technologies funded. Grantees are required to submit program reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Grantees are required to submit financial reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Financial Reporting and Financial Management Systems requirements stated in Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Grantees are required to submit progress reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

No expenditure reports are required.

Grantees are required to perform performance monitoring in accordance with Agency policy and requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.

Records

Recipients must keep financial records, including all documents supporting entries in accounting records and to substantiate changes in grants available to personnel authorized to examine EPA recipient grants and cooperative agreement records. Recipients must maintain all records until 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure reports. If questions, such as those raised as a result of an audit remain following the 3-year period, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

68-0103-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $9,000,000; FY 17 est $15,000,000; and FY 18 est $15,000,000 - FY 2016 - $9 million; FY2017 - $15 million; FY2018 $15 million (projected).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

There is no minimum or maximum amount of assistance. The range is estimated from $28,000 (Island Base Amount) to approximately $168,000 (non-Island State Base Amount), with an average funding of approximately $120,000, depending on whether all eligible states participate in any given year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

State Clean Diesel Grant Program grants and cooperative agreements are subject to EPA's general grant regulations (2 CFR 200).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. EPA encourages potential applicants to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Jennifer Keller, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code: 6405J, Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: keller.jennifer@epa.gov Phone: (202) 343-9541.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

This is a noncompetitive program. Proposals must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the DERA State Program Guidelines.



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