Ohio EPA 2020 VW Settlement Fund Update and Webinar

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) announced it will open the Ohio VW Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund 2020 Funding Opportunity for Diesel Fleet and Equipment Owners June 1, 2020. Applications for vehicle and engine replacements must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020.

Clean Fuels Ohio will be hosting a webinar on June 10, 2020 to provide an overview of the program, eligibility requirements, program funding levels, project scoring process, and best practices to prepare a competitive and successful application. Please click here to register for the webinar.

The 2020 Ohio VW Diesel Mitigation Trust Funding will available for:

  • Owners of eligible medium and heavy diesel fleets in 26 Ohio priority counties are eligible to apply for grants to repower or replace older diesel vehicles model years 1999-2009.

  • Older diesel vehicles must be scrapped and replaced or repowered with the any of the following:

  • New clean diesel vehicle (with full emission controls)

  • or Alternative Fuel vehicles (CNG, LNG, propane, hybrid or all-electric vehicles)

A total of $15 million is expected to be made available for grant awards between $50,000 and $2 million. All projects required a minimum match of 25 percent

This is the third round of funding under this program; ~$15M in funding was awarded in each of the 2018 and 2019 rounds. These funds were distributed among school buses, transit buses, class 4-8 heavy duty trucks and shuttle buses, tugboats and ferries, airport ground support equipment and port cargo handling equipment. Information on the new RFP can be found here.

All eligible fleets can apply directly. If fleets are seeking assistance, Clean Fuels Ohio can provide information resources, project competitiveness vetting, and grant writing. Please contact Clean Fuels Ohio if you have any questions or are interested in applying for funding under the 2020 DMTF Program.

For More Information: Contact Andrew Conley, Clean Fuels Ohio Consulting Services Director by

calling 614-884-7336 ext. 306 or by emailing Andrew@CleanFuelsOhio.org.

For Full Grant Details: Visit: www.epa.ohio.gov/oee/#131365122-vw-mitigation-grants

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