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.
Funding Opportunity for Buses, Locomotives, Marine Projects, and Airport Equipment
The state is now accepting applications for the replacement of school buses, replacement or repowering of transit and shuttle buses, government and nongovernment-owned (commercial) trucks, locomotive and marine projects, and airport and cargo equipment using Volkswagen (VW) Trust funds. Government applicants who own 1992-2009 engine model year diesel vehicles (trucks) are eligible to receive up to 75 percent of the cost of a new engine, or 50 percent of the cost of a new vehicle. Nongovernment applicants may apply for up to 40 percent of the cost of a new engine, or 25 percent of a new vehicle. Owners of school buses may apply for up to 80 percent of the cost of a new school bus, based on project specifics. See Implementation Guidelines for each project category for more details. Visit the Volkswagen Trust Funds webpage for details and application materials at www.dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/vw/index.html and click on the type of vehicle that applies to you. Most of the categories indicate that the maximum amount that may be requested per applicant is $1 million.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. (CDT) March 31, 2020.
Questions can be emailed to MOVWTeam@dnr.mo.gov