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DENR Announces Round One of VW Truck Program

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announces Round One of the VW truck program. During Round One there will be approximately $507,812 of Volkswagen trust funds available for replacing trucks.

The program provides rebates to assist state and local governmental agencies in purchasing new Class 4-8 local freight trucks to replace old, high-emitting diesel trucks. The primary goal of South Dakota’s VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Program is to facilitate the improvement and protection of the ambient air quality throughout South Dakota.

Total rebate per replacement truck will be up to 25% of the purchase price of a 2018 engine model year or newer engine certified to EPA emission standards, 35% of the purchase price of a 2018 engine model year or newer engine certified to meet CARB’s Low-NOx standards, or 45% of the purchase price of an all-electric truck. DENR intends to award funds to as many eligible applicants throughout the state as possible. 


Tentative Schedule for August 2019 - December 2020 




August 14, 2019

Call for Round One Projects Opens

September 13, 2019

Call for Round One Projects Deadline


September 16, 2019 - October 4, 2019


Evaluate & Select Round One Projects

October 8, 2019

Round One Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.

October 2019 -

January 2020

Recipients will order trucks and email DENR copies of Purchase orders.

December 2020


Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DENR for Round One



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Additional information about the Program is available by emailing the Program Administrator at or calling the Program Hotline at 1-800-GET-DENR (1-800-438-3367).


Round One rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on September 13, 2019


Email applications to or mail applications to:

     VW Rebate Programs

     SD DENR AQ Program

     523 E Capitol

     Pierre, SD  57501