2022-2023 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants
December 1, 2023
State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Independent school districts, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education
This notice announces the availability of funds under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program and solicits applications from eligible entities to incentivize and accelerate the upgrading or retirement of the nations legacy diesel engine fleet. Eligible activities include the retrofit or replacement of existing diesel engines, vehicles, and equipment with EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified engine configurations and verified retrofit and idle reduction technologies. EPA anticipates awarding a total of approximately $115 million under this NOFO: $58 million in FY 2022 funding and $57 million in FY 2023 funding; it is anticipated that approximately 4-10 cooperative agreements will be made per each of EPAs ten regions subject to the availability of funds, the quantity and quality of applications received, and other considerations.