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CLEAN DIESEL GRANT/VW PROGRAM 10/2017-12/2019

For the 10/2017-12/2019 grant period, $746,920 was available under EPA's State Clean Diesel Grant Program (DERA Projects), $497,947 was available under the VW category 10 DERA funds, and $90,278 was available under the VW category 2 bus funds. The Program provided rebates for the purchase of new buses to replace old, high-emitting diesel school buses that significantly reduce toxic soot emissions. The primary goal of the Program was to reduce your school children’s exposure to both fine particulate and smog-forming pollution.  SD DENR provided the grant funding and administered the Program.  

  

Schedule for October 2017 - December 2019

 

Date

Activity

November 6, 2017

Call for Round Ten Projects Opens

December 15, 2017

Call for Round Ten Projects Deadline

 

December 18, 2017 - January 5, 2018

 

Evaluate & Select Round Ten Projects

January 8, 2018

Announce Round Ten Awarded DERA Projects

January 2018 -

August 2018

Schools will purchase buses for Round Ten

September 2018

 

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

November 5, 2018 Call for Round Eleven Projects Opens
December 14, 2018 Call for Round Eleven Projects Initial Deadline
December 17, 2018 - January 11, 2019 Evaluate & Select Initial Round Eleven Projects
January 14, 2019

Round Eleven Initial 11 Projects Posted.  Email rebate agreements to 11 highest ranking applicants.

 
Week of March 18, 2019 Round Eleven Next 19 Projects Posted. Email rebate agreements to the remaining 19 applicants meeting initial deadline.
Week of March 18, 2019 Reopened Round Eleven for additional project applications
April 5, 2019 Deadline to submit additional applications.
Week of April 8, 2019 Round Eleven Additional 13 Projects. Email rebate agreements to the recipients.

January 2019 -

April 2019

All recipients will order buses and email DENR copies of purchase orders.
December 2019 Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DENR for Round Eleven
   

 

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