DENR Stimulus Funding - EPA Clean Diesel Grant Program

 


The South Dakota Clean Diesel Grant Program was awarded approximately $1.7 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the Stimulus Bill or Recovery Act, that relate to EPA Clean Diesel Grant Program activities. The Recovery Act provides $300 million to support Clean Diesel activities.

 

EPA is allocated 2 percent for administration of the program. The remaining funds are divided into 30 percent for the EPA Clean Diesel Grant Program and 70 percent for national competitive grants. The total funding available for the Recovery Act Funding for the EPA Clean Diesel Grant Program is $88.2 million.

 

This state program is not a competition, but an allocation process in which the states and the District of Columbia submit their interest to participate to EPA. Those with an approvable work plan and grant application will receive funding. If all 50 states and the District of Columbia apply for the program, then each state will receive an equal percentage of the funds - approximately $1.7 million.

 

Timelines

 

Action

Completion Date

Status

EPA emails Notice of Intent to Apply to States.

Feb 26, 2009

Received Feb 26, 2009

EPA sends Work Plan Template and Guidance to States.

Mar 2, 2009

Received Mar 2, 2009

States submit Notice of Intent

Mar 6, 2009

Sent Feb 27, 2009

EPA notifies States of final allocation amount.

Mar 11, 2009

Sent Mar 13, 2009  

States submit Work Plan, SF424, SF424A and other grant forms.

Mar 20, 2009

 Sent Mar 19, 2009

EPA Regions Award New State Grants.

Apr 17, 2009

 Awarded Apr 9, 2009

Expenditure of funds

Sep 30, 2010

 

 

A state can use Recovery Act Funding for State Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to develop and implement a grant and/or loan program(s) as appropriate to meet state needs and goals relating to stimulating the American economy, retaining and/or creating jobs, and reducing diesel emissions. Permissible uses of these state Clean Diesel Program funds and restrictions on the use of these funds include:

 

  • Mandated Emission Reductions: States can use funds to provide grants or loans for projects to achieve emission reductions that are mandated under Federal, State or local law.
  • States are encouraged to provide grants or loans for projects using EPA and/or California Air Resources Board verified or certified technologies.
  • States can use funds to provide grants or loans for the benefit of State fleets.
  • Grant funds may be used for the benefit of private fleets.

 

For applications or more information, please visit the South Dakota Clean Diesel Grant Program website or contact:

 

PMB 2020

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Air Quality Program

523 East Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3181

 

Phone: (605) 773-3151

Fax: (605) 773-4068

E-mail: Barb Regynski