Final Plan Issued
The DNREC’s mitigation plan distributes funds to eligible projects in 3 Phases as follows:
Phase 1 - 33% or $3.225 million for School Buses
Phase 2 - 33% or $3.225 million in Flexible Funding or for all eligible categories
Phase 3 - 15% Light Duty EV Charging Infrastructure
- $1.774 million flexible for projects based on experience gained in Phase 1 and 2.
On Feb. 4, 2019, DNREC announced plans to provide $3.2 million in funding for mitigation projects. Funding will be provided for projects that reduce NOx emissions from the following environmental mitigation actions:
- Class 8 Local Freight and Port Drayage Trucks
- Class 4 School Bus, Shuttle bus, or Transit Bus
- Freight Switchers
- Ocean Going Vessels
- Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks
- Airport Ground Support Equipment
- Forklifts and Port Cargo Handling Equipment
The deadline for applications is March 28, 2019. The solicitation can be found on the state Office of Management and Budget website at: bids.delaware.gov.
Public Meeting: A public meeting on Feb. 13 will provide additional details and opportunity for questions. The meeting will be held at the State Street Commons Building, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 6A, Dover, DE 19904. Comments and questions will be considered during the meeting. Both may be submitted before the meeting to Deanna Morozowich at Deanna.firstname.lastname@example.org or online to the VW Mitigation mailbox at VW_Mitigation_Plan@delaware.gov. Written questions will be received by the Division of Air Quality until Friday, March 4. More information about the public meeting can be found on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.