Final Plan Issued
The DNR issued a final plan on Aug. 6, 2018. The plan provides the following Funding Allocations:
* School Buses $12 million
* Government Trucks Large and medium government-owned trucks $6 million
* Transit and Shuttle Buses $4 million
* Nongovernment Trucks $6 million
* Locomotive and Marine $2 million
* Airport and Cargo Equipment $2 million
* DERA Option $3 million
* Electric Vehicle Charging Stations $6 million
The Missouri DNR posted Volkswagen Trust Implementation Guidelines for government trucks and transit and shuttle buses on its webpage at https://dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/vw/index.html under the “Apply for Funding” link. Separate guideline have been prepared for the different applications. The Department plans to open the application periods for government trucks, transit and shuttle buses, and buses for financially disadvantaged schools in the coming months. Look for a future email announcement for the opening of the application periods, and instructions on submitting your applications through our new online funding portal.
Government Trucks, and Shuttle and Transit Buses. DNR will accept applications Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at 5 p.m. Qualifying applicants include government agencies that own eligible trucks. “Government,” means a State or local government agency (including a school district, municipality, city, county, special district, transit district, joint powers authority, or port authority, owning fleets purchased with government funds), and a tribal government or native village. Eligible projects include government-owned Class 4-8 vehicles with engine model years 2009 and older with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds. Selected applicants will receive up to 75% of the cost of a new repower engine or up to 50% of the cost of a new vehicle. Maximum amount of fund request per applicant is $1 million. All fuel types qualify. The shuttle and transit bus funding is available to government agencies and private entities that own eligible buses. Maximum amount of fund request per applicant this round is $1 million. More information is available here: https://dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/vw/index.html.