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Active Grant Solicitations

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Inactive but Recurring Grant Solicitations

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1. Low or No Emission Program (Low-No Program)
  • The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $130 million of Fiscal Year 2020 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities.  The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to State and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.
    • An eligible applicant is a designated recipient of FTA grants, states, local governmental authorities and Indian Tribes
    • You must download FTA’s supplemental form to apply for this grant opportunity.
2. 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 RetrofitsMaximum per project award: $400,000
      Minimum per project award: $5,000
3. EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the upcoming availability of approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, the DERA program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the EPA Administrator as poor air quality areas.
4. NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Diesel Emissions Reductions Grant (DERG)
  • The Diesel Emissions Reductions grant (DERG) funds projects that will replace or retrofit current diesel fleets, with the intention of reducing diesel emissions. Approximately $231,500 is available for all projects funded statewide.  The Division of Air Quality expects to fund 3 to 5 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

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

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