EPA announces $46 million in funding to reduce engine emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Under this competition, EPA anticipates awarding between 40 and 70 assistance agreements. “The DERA program continues to provide much needed assistance to agencies and ports to improve poor air quality in communities across America,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Over the last three years, EPA has provided nearly $300 million in grants and rebates to modernize diesel fleets with cleaner heavy-duty trucks and equipment.”
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