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CLEAN DIESEL GRANT PROGRAM

 

  State Program Updated for Round Nine

You are invited to apply for funding from the South Dakota Clean Diesel Grant Program (Program). This year there is approximately $180,310 available for funding. The Program provides funds as rebates for the purchase of a new public school bus to replace an old, high-emitting diesel public school bus. The primary goal of the Program is to reduce your school children’s exposure to both fine particulate and smog-forming pollution.  SD DENR provides the rebates and administers the Program.  

 

Eligibility for the Program includes any SD public school district that directly provides transportation services for SD public schools.  Total rebate per school district for a replacement bus will be upto 25% of replacement cost.  Preference will be given to any SD public school district that has not received a replacement bus in a previous round. Replacement bus funding will be awarded to replace older buses first.  DENR intends to award funds to as many eligible applicants throughout the state of South Dakota as possible. 

Note: Funds cannot be used for replacements that would have occurred through normal attrition/fleet turnover within three years of the project start date.Bus purchases must not occur before school districts execute an agreement with DENR.

 

Tentative Schedule for October 2014 - September 2017  

 

Date

Activity

November 3, 2014

Call for Round Seven Projects Opens

December 19, 2014

Call for Round Seven Projects Deadline

 

December 22, 2014 - January 9, 2015

 

Evaluate & Select Round Seven Projects

January 12, 2015

Announce Round Seven Awarded DERA Projects

January 2015 -

August 2015

Schools will purchase buses and DENR will award DOC projects for Round Seven

September 2015

 

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

November 2, 2015

Call for Round Eight Projects Opens

December 18, 2015

Call for Round Eight Projects Deadline

 

December 21, 2015 - January 8, 2016

 

Evaluate & Select Round Eight Projects

January 11, 2016

Announce Round Eight Awarded DERA Projects

January 2016 -

August 2016

Schools will purchase buses and DENR will award DOC projects for Round Eight

September 2016

 

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

November 7, 2016

Call for Round Nine Projects Opens

December 16, 2016

Call for Round Nine Projects Deadline

 

December 19, 2016 - January 6, 2017

 

Evaluate & Select Round Nine Projects

January 9, 2017

Announce Round Nine Awarded DERA Projects

January 2017 -

August 2017

Schools will purchase buses for Round Nine

September 2017

 

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

   

 

 FORMS

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

 

Round Nine rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on December 16, 2016

 

Send applications to:

     Clean Diesel Grant Program

     SD DENR – AQ Program

     523 E Capitol

     Pierre, SD  57501

Information on Oct 2009 - Sept 2012 Grant Period

Information on Oct 2012 - Sept 2014 Grant Period

 

 

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