The plan includes the following allocations:
- 52% or $21.32 million - Onroad Equipment and Vehicles: Class 4-8 trucks and Class 4-8 school, shuttle, and transit buses
- 40% or $8.53 million for school buses
- 60% or $12.79 million for trucks and buses
- 20% or $8.2 million - Nonroad Equipment and Vehicles: airport ground support equipment, forklifts and port cargo handling equipment, ferries and tugboats, and freight-switcher locomotives
- 10% or $4.1 million - DERA Option: idle reduction technologies, diesel engine Repower and Replacements using fuel options not permitted under Volkswagen, diesel engine upgrades, and exhaust after treatments
- 15% or $6.15 million - Light-Duty Electric Infrastructure
- 3% or $1.23 million - Administrative Costs
IDEM does not intend to fund any heavy duty electric vehicle infrastructure because this would create inequity with other alternative fuel and diesel projects. In terms of funding specific project, IDEM intends follow the funding percentages set out in the Trust Agreement for non-government fleets and plans to reimburse government-owned fleets and equipment at the same level as nongovernment owned fleet and equipment owners, as opposed to the full cost reimbursement permitted.
Funding Opportunity - Deadline Dec. 20, 2019
IDEM has announced the availability of $1.8 million in Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Funds to be used to fund DERA projects. The Request for Proposals is now available on the DieselWise Indiana website: 2019 DieselWise Indiana with Volkswagen DERA Option Request for Proposals. Eligible projects include a variety of non-road applications such as marine, rail, construction and cargo handling equipment. Awards are expected to range from $50,000 - $500,000 for recipients and cover the cost of qualified retrofits, replacement vehicles or equipment and repowers. The deadline is December 20, 2019. For additional information about the Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program, please visit http://www.idem.IN.gov/vwtrust.