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 Trucks
Missouri DNR is currently accepting applications for the replacement or repowering of government-owned trucks using Volkswagen (VW) Trust funds. Governments that own 1992-2009 engine model year diesel vehicles may receive up to 75% of the cost of a new engine, or 50% of the cost of a new vehicle. Awarded applicants must permanently disable the old vehicle or engine. Visit the Government Truck webpage for details and application materials. https://dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/vw/gov-trucks.htm. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2019.
Funding Opportunity Buses
Missouri DNR is currently accepting applications for the replacement or repowering of transit and shuttle buses using Volkswagen (VW) Trust funds. Applicants may receive between 25% and 75% of the cost of a new vehicle or engine, depending on its ownership, and if only the engine or entire vehicle is being replaced. Visit the Transit and Shuttle Bus webpage for details and application materials: https://dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/vw/shuttle-transit-buses.htm. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2019.