Missouri Seeks Applicants for DERA, VW Trust Grants


The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications Oct. 1 through Oct. 30 for funding under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) and Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program.

The department matched a DERA grant with Volkswagen Trust funds, earning a bonus resulting in $750,000 of project funding for fiscal year 2020.

According to the department, projects must fall under one of the following categories: 

  1. Diesel Engine Retrofit Technologies
  2. Engine Upgrades and Remanufacture Systems
  3. Clean Fuels and Additives
  4. Idle-reduction Technologies
  5. Aerodynamic Technologies and Verified Low Rolling Resistance Tires
  6. Engine Replacement
  7. Vehicle and Equipment Replacements
  8. Clean Alternative Fuel Conversion

Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following heavy-duty diesel types:

  • Buses
  • Medium- or heavy-duty trucks
  • Marine engines
  • Locomotives
  • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in
    • Construction
    • Handling of cargo (including at a port or airport)
    • Agriculture
    • Mining
    • Energy production (including stationary generators and pumps)

More information can be found here.

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