CLEAN DIESEL GRANT PROGRAM

 

  State Program Updated for Round Six

 

You are invited to apply for funding from the South Dakota Clean Diesel Grant Program (Program). This year there is approximately $75,000 available for funding. The Program provides funds to assist you with the purchase of a new public school bus to replace an old, high-emitting diesel public school bus, and to equip in-use diesel school buses with exhaust control retrofit devices that significantly reduce toxic soot emissions. 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 grant funding and administers the Program.  

 

Eligibility for the Program includes any SD public school district that directly provides transportation services for SD public schools.  There is no cost for the exhaust control retrofits.    Total award per school district for a replacement bus will be approximately 25% of replacement cost and may be more depending on the number of successful applicants.  Preference will be given to any SD public school district that has not received a replacement bus in a previous round.  DENR intends to award funds to as many eligible applicants throughout the state of South Dakota as possible.

 

Preference will be given to the school districts that are also applying for exhaust control retrofit installation. Replacement bus funding will be awarded to replace older buses first.

 

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 receive school board approval and execute an agreement with DENR.

 

 

Tentative Schedule for October 2012 - September 2014  

 

Date

Activity

November 2, 2012

Call for Round Five Projects Opens

December 21, 2012

Call for Round Five Projects Deadline

 

December 21, 2012 - January 11, 2013

 

Evaluate & Select Round Five Projects

January 11, 2013

Announce Round Five Awarded DERA Projects

January 2013 -

August 2013

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

September 2013

 

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

November 1, 2013

Call for Round Six Projects Opens

December 20, 2013

Call for Round Six Projects Deadline

 

December 21, 2013 - January 10, 2014

 

Evaluate & Select Round Six Projects

January 10, 2014

Announce Round Six Awarded DERA Projects

January 2014 -

August 2014

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

September 2014

 

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

   

 

 FORMS

  • Guidelines and Applications (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Checklist for School Bus Replacement Application (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • School Bus Replacement Application (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Checklist for School Bus Retrofit Application (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • School Bus Retrofit Application (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • School Bus Retrofit Additional Vehicles Sheet (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Request for Reimbursement Form (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Certificate of Disposal Form (PDF) or (DOCX)

 

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 Six grant applications are due by 5:00 PM on December 20, 2013

 

Send applications to:

     PMB 2020

     Clean Diesel Grant Program

     SD DENR – AQ Program

     523 E Capitol

     Pierre, SD  57501

 

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