Minnesota clean diesel off-road DERA grant

Electric terminal tractor and charging stationDiesel equipment owners from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors are encouraged to apply for this Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant opportunity. DERA grant funds reduce emissions from older, diesel-powered off-road equipment by helping owners to replace or improve eligible diesel equipment—improving air quality and public health at the same time.

Total funding is approximately $1 million.

Submit an application

The deadline for application is December 1, 2021 (4:30 p.m.).

The RFP and application materials can only be viewed through the online SWIFT portal. Registration is not required to view the RFP and application materials.

  1. Go to the online SWIFT portal.
  2. Click on "Bidding opportunities"
  3. Find and click on the event name: MPCA-Grant-Off-Road DERA (ID 2000012224).
  4. Click "View Bid Package" to see the RFP and forms.

You must register in the SWIFT portal to submit an application. Grant applications are only accepted through the SWIFT portal. In order to apply, applicants must click on "Register for an Account" and then "Register as a Bidder." It may take up to two business days to get confirmation of your registration. If you are already registered in SWIFT, use your current username and password.

More information for the SWIFT portal can be found under "Informational Tips" and "Supplier Portal Help." For questions about SWIFT, please contact the Office of State Procurement at 651-201-8100, option 1.

Informational session

File Webex: Informational meeting on Minnesota Off-road Clean Diesel DERA grant (Sept. 22 - 2 p.m.)

MPCA is hosting this brief informational meeting on the grant round and request for proposals (RFP) on Wednesday, Sept. 22 (2 p.m.).
Meeting number (access code): 2496 586 0652; password: wmJVuX2AP33
Join by phone: +1-415-655-0003 United States toll

Ask a question

MPCA personnel are not authorized to discuss the posted RFP with applicants, and contact regarding this RFP with any MPCA personnel may result in disqualification.

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to grants.pca@state.mn.us, subject line "DERA grant question" no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on November 26, 2021.

Staff will gather questions and post answers in the SWIFT portal for bidding event "MPCA-Grant-Off-Road DERA" (ID 2000012224)

  1. Go to the online SWIFT portal.
  2. Click on "Bidding opportunities"
  3. Find and click on the event name: MPCA-Grant-Off-Road DERA or ID 2000012224.
  4. Click "View Bid Package" to see the Questions and Answers document. Information Session


Funding for this RFP comes from the U.S. EPA National Clean Diesel Campaign and Minnesota’s portion of the national Volkswagen settlement.

Eligible equipment may include marine engines, locomotives, trailer refrigeration units, terminal tractors, drayage trucks, and off-road engines, and equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo, agriculture, mining, or energy production.