Diesel equipment owners from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors were 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 was approximately $1.1 million.
Funding for this RFP came from the U.S. EPA National Clean Diesel Campaign and Minnesota’s portion of the national Volkswagen settlement.
Eligible equipment included 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.