The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is offering $200,000 to upgrade older, diesel engines. These grants will help reduce harmful diesel emissions. Apply by April 23.
Why is reducing diesel emissions important?
Diesel engines are a large manmade source of fine particulates (soot). Exposure to these tiny particles can contribute to heart and lung disease. Diesel exhaust also contains ozone-forming nitrogen oxides and toxic air pollutants.
The EPA estimates that every dollar spent on diesel emission reduction nets $13 in health benefits.
The MPCA’s clean diesel grant efforts have helped to directly fund emission-reducing improvements on 2,808 diesel engines in Minnesota.
The MPCA encourages owners of 2006 and older diesel engines to take the opportunity to upgrade their heavy duty diesel engines through a variety of EPA approved technologies most of which offer a 50% match, including:
- Idle reduction (50% grant match)
- Pollution controls (50% grant match)
- Engine replacements (50% grant match)
- New vehicle/equipment replacements (25% grant match)
For more information about the request for proposals (RFPs)
- To view the RFP, go to MPCA's current RFP webpage.
- For RFP application request, email directly to the MPCA Contracts Unit –Contracts.firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line: “CR7309 DERA”
Recently, the MPCA has awarded grants to partially fund:
- Engines replacements on construction cranes and a rock crusher
- Truck replacements with new delivery trucks and
- Retrofitting a diesel particulate filter on a long-haul truck.