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News Release: State of Michigan Releases Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Clean Diesel Funding Opportunity

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For Immediate Release:
October 9, 2018

*Contacts:*
Debbie Swartz, MDEQ Staff Contact, swartzd@michigan.gov, 517-284-6903
Tiffany Brown, MDEQ Public Information Officer, brownt22@michigan.gov, 517-284-6716

*State of Michigan Releases Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Clean Diesel Funding Opportunity*

*LANSING, MICH.* The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today issued a Request for Proposal in the amount of $425,000 for competitive grant funding to implement clean diesel projects. The Request for Proposal targets projects involving the early replacement of old diesel equipment and vehicles, with new diesel, alternate fuel, electric and hybrid equipment and vehicles.

Funding for the 2019 Clean Diesel Grant Program is a combination of state and federal funds allocated to Michigan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).

Grant funding may cover up to 25percent of the cost of eligible diesel projects, up to 35 percent of the cost of eligible projects that meet California Air Resource Boards (CARB) optional low oxides of nitrogen standards, and up to 45percent of the cost of an all-electric project. Eligible drayage vehicles may be funded up to 50percent.

Eligible applicants include cities, townships and villages, county government agencies, public school districts, private schools, public transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2018.

A webinar on the Request for Proposal will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 25, 2018. Visit the Michigan Clean Diesel Program website to download the full Request for Proposals application and to register for an informational webinar atwww.michigan.gov/deqcleandiesel [ http://www.michigan.gov/deqcleandiesel ]. For more information, contact the Environmental Assistance Center at 1-800-662-9278.

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