For the latest information on state and federal government grants, you are encouraged to contact Andrea Eilers for more information at (919) 558-2705,

Active Grant Solicitations

VW accepted the $14.9 billion penalty after acknowledging that it installed devices on certain diesel vehicles to make them appear to meet strict emissions standards when in fact they did not. Funds will be used by states to buy back affected vehicles as well as fund environmental mitigation and investment to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and infrastructure. North Carolina will receive approximately $92 million, based on the number of affected 2.0- and 3.0-liter diesel engine vehicles registered here. The sum is part of the $2.9 billion designed for projects through the EPA’s Environmental Mitigation Trust. The Division of Air Quality has released applications for two emissions mitigation projects:

    1. Diesel Bus and Vehicle Program:

    • $24.5 million in available funding
    • 40% will be allocated for school bus replacement
    • Projects can be submitted by local, state and tribal governments, public or nonprofit organizations or eligible public-private partnerships
    • Completed applications due by September 30, 2019

    2. Under the DC Fast Charge program:

    • $3.4 million in available funding for the installation of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Charging Infrastructure
    • Projects in designated corridors will receive priority to expand the state’s charging infrastructure network
    • Projects can be submitted by eligible businesses, incorporated nonprofits, and state, local, tribal or municipal government agencies
    • Completed applications due by September 30, 2019

Inactive but Recurring Grant Solicitations

  • Clean Fuels Advanced Technology (CFAT)
    • The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center seeks proposals from both public and private entities for transportation related projects that reduce emissions in North Carolina’s non-attainment and maintenance counties for National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

      Eligible projects include:

      • Alternative Fuel & Advanced Technology Vehicles (AFVs) Leases
      • Alternative Fuel & Advanced Technology Vehicle (AFV) Conversions
      • Mobile Idle Reduction Technologies
      • Diesel Retrofits

      Maximum per project award: $400,000
      Minimum per project award: $5,000

                   Currently not accepting applications.

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