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 June 17, 2019
The statewide funding opportunity is supported with funds from the national Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund. Round 1 will provide approximately $9.83 million in funding for on-road and non-road projects. Subject to availability of funds and the quality of proposals received, Indiana anticipates awarding grants ranging from approximately $50,000 to $2,000,000. Indiana plans to evaluate on-road and non-road projects separately. The on-road equipment and vehicles includes Class 4-8 trucks and Class 4-8 school, shuttle, and public transit buses. Equipment or vehicles in this group must be owned by entities registered with the Indiana Secretary of State to be eligible for funding. Funding also will be provided for ferries, tugs and freight switcher locomotives. No funding will be provided for heavy-duty electrification. Indiana also plans to limit project funding to the maximum amounts available for non-government fleets; this means government and non-government fleets will be treated the same in terms of funding amounts.
The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 1:00 PM EDT in the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room C. The Indiana Government Center is located at 302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis. The meeting will be streamed live.