EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign periodically solicits proposals for the
National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel
Emissions Reduction Act program.
For projects with a material benefit to Oregonians, DEQ will assist in
developing proposals to improve the competitiveness of any project. Assistance
may include proposal drafting, project design, partner recruitment, application
assistance and technical analysis in support of the proposal.
Now is the time to consider how you can take advantage of this opportunity to
become a cleaner diesel operation. Grant guidelines for eligible projects may
change from year to year (see Federal Grants information below). Other
considerations like cost effectiveness, size of the impact, other partners
playing significant financial and supportive roles are key factors in
determining which projects are ultimately funded.
The request for proposals is updated every year, but applicants are
encouraged to carefully review previous RFPs for ideas on eligible projects,
technologies, and funding restrictions.
Eligible diesel emission reduction solutions include verified emission
control technologies such as retrofit devices, cleaner fuels, and engine
upgrades, verified idle reduction technologies, verified aerodynamic
technologies and low rolling resistance tires, certified engine repowers, and/or
vehicle or equipment replacement.
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include buses,
medium-duty or heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives and non-road
engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo
(including at a port or airport), agriculture, mining or energy production
(including stationary generators and pumps).
Only eligible entities can apply for these grants. Private parties can still
receive grant funds by forming partnerships with these successful grant
recipients. Eligible entities include port authorities, regional, state, local
or tribal government agencies (or intertribal consortia) and nonprofit
organizations or institutions that:
- Represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons
or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets or
- Have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air
State grants are not currently available.
Clean diesel service providers
This program is a partnership with vendors in the private sector and serves a
number of purposes: it educates and recruits companies that repair and maintain
engines and install retrofits. It allows Providers to refer their customers for
clean diesel projects—many of the projects funded with grant awards resulted
from these referrals. In addition to grant funding, DEQ works with Providers to
identify projects for tax credits; several major fleets are already engaged in
DEQ maintains a list of Recognized Clean Diesel Service Providers.
This list is not a recommendation from DEQ, and DEQ does not guarantee
the work of the listed facilities; it is a guide of facilities that
meet minimum experience and equipment requirements. Consumers are responsible
for screening the facility to ensure they can perform the services according to
Forms and guidance
State grant regulations