Pennsylvania DEP Offering Clean Diesel Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for the state's Clean Diesel Grant Program.

Eligible applicants include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, state agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited-liability companies or partnerships in Pennsylvania that operate diesel fleets.

‘Supporting alternative transportation technologies improves our air quality and reduces the negative impacts caused by excessive greenhouse gas emissions,’ says Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley. ‘I am pleased to support any and all efforts to improve air quality in Pennsylvania.’

The program's goal is to improve air quality by decreasing emissions from diesel-powered motor vehicles. The program supports projects that repower or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

Since the program's inception in 2008, DEP has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants. The grant program is funded through an annual allocation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's State Clean Diesel Program.

Applications will be accepted through March 31.

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