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NGVAmerica Update on Available Funding Opportunities

NGVAmerica tracks available funding and business opportunities of significance to the NGV industry. Below is information on current funding opportunities.

2018 Tribal DERA Request for Applications

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is converting the FY 2018 Tribal DERA Request for Proposals (RFP) to a Request for Applications (RFA) and extending the deadline to apply from September 6, 2018, to April 3, 2019.

EPA is extending the deadline to allow tribes that intend to utilize the “DERA Option” under the Volkswagen (VW) trust agreement the opportunity to participate in the second VW trust agreement funding cycle, which will run from December 2018 to May 2019 according to proposed modifications to the trust agreement filed with the Court. Tribal beneficiaries to the trust may use trust funds as voluntary matching funds on Tribal DERA grants under the VW trust agreement Environmental Mitigation Action #10. This is known as the “DERA Option.”

In addition, all new DERA competitive funding opportunities will be RFAs. The process to apply under an RFA is similar to the RFP, but applicants must submit four additional forms. Please review the full RFA for application submission information.  Amended 2018 Tribal DERA RFA and Supporting Documents Area available here.

EPA will hold two upcoming webinars about the FY 2018 Tribal DERA RFA.

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

DERA RFA Frequently Asked Questions are available here.

North Carolina 2018 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is now accepting proposals to fund projects that reduce diesel emissions. Applications will be accepted through November 2, 2018, and awarded projects are expected to begin in January 2019 that must be completed by August 30, 2019.

DAQ may increase funding to an awarded project in good standing if additional funding becomes available. However, DAQ reserves the right to award less than the total amount of funding available. Any private or public sector entity or individual stationed in North Carolina is eligible.

The DAQ expects to fund several projects with the approximately $694,910 available for all projects to be funded statewide. Applicants should choose the application that best corresponds to project type: non-road or on-road.

Contact Jill Vitas at 919.707.8424 or DAQ.MSCB.NCDAQGrants@ncdenr.gov with any questions. More details are available here.

Pennsylvania AFV Grant Availability

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program is currently accepting applications via the eGrants electronic application submission process. The program provides rebates to consumers for the purchase of new natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles. Only Pennsylvania residents are eligible for a rebate.

CNG vehicles purchased by consumers qualify for a rebate of $1,000, including OEM or certified retrofits. In addition, one-time preowned AFVs with 75,000 miles or less are now eligible to receive a rebate of $750 with no county restrictions. An additional rebate of $500 is available on all vehicles if the applicant meets the low-income requirement of a household income that is below 200 percent of the Federal Income Poverty level.

Leased alternative fuel vehicles also are eligible for a rebate. Applications must be submitted within 6 months from the day the vehicle was purchased. More information is available here.

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