VW Grant Information
Current Grant Opportunities
Connecticut is eligible to administer a total of $55,721,170 from the Volkswagen Settlement’s Environmental Mitigation Trust (Trust) as specified in Appendix D-2 to the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries (Mitigation Trust Agreement). DEEP's plans for the allocation of funds are outlined in the State of Connecticut Mitigation Plan.
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program - Round 3
DEEP is announcing the launch of the third round of funding under its Volkswagen NOx Mitigation Program! Application Deadline is 4:00 pm on September 30, 2021.
An informational webinar on Round 3 of the Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program was held on Thursday, September 2, 2021. A recording of the webinar is available at the link below:
Webinar Recording: VW Round 3 Informational Webinar Recording
Recording Passcode: w2Rp&VHf
Round 3 Application Deadline is 4:00 pm on September 30, 2021.
DEEP is requesting all applicants in addition to sending in the required hard copy of the application send in a electronic copy of the application to DEEPmobilesources@ct.gov.
Exciting features of this year's solicitation include:
$10 million will be available for grants.
75% of the funding will be set aside for projects replacing diesel vehicle and equipment with electric vehicle (EV) equivalents. If there are not enough eligible EV proposals to utilize the full EV set-aside, the unexpended EV funds will be rolled over into a subsequent round of funding.
25% will be available for all other projects regardless of technology.
35% of the total will be dedicated to projects located in or benefiting Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities.
Eligibility determinations will be consistent with Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Options 1-9 and Connecticut's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.
Coming Soon... Round 1 of EVSE!
An additional $2 million will be available for the First Round of the Light Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program will be announced soon. It will focus on charging infrastructure for municipalities and state agencies.
Please refer to the forms and documents below for additional information.
Note: Eligibility determinations will be consistent with Connecticut's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.
Public Comment History
(Comment Period Closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021)
DEEP invited public comment on certain aspects of the third round of funding under the Volkswagen (VW) Diesel Emission Mitigation Program (Vehicle Program) and on the first round of funding under the VW Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Program (EVSE Program) as described in the Notice of Request for Public Comments. The comment period closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, a summary of the comments received is provided below.
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Option 10 (DERA Program)
DEEP intends to utilize VW trust funds to match its State DERA allocation to allow for a greater variety of projects beyond those listed in the Trust. To be eligible for this match, proposed projects must be submitted for funding through the State DERA program, which will launch sometime in October. For more information please visit our State DERA program webpage.
Note: Projects initiated prior to filing an application for the program are not eligible for funding and submittal of an application is not a guarantee that a proposed project will be funded.
Grant Recipient Archive
An archive of all applicants and grant recipients for funding under our grant programs is available on our Administrative Archive page.
Other Helpful Documents
Semi-Annual Reporting Form for VW Grant Awardees
Awardees are required to submit semi-annual reports to DEEP on January 31 and July 31 for the six month period immediately preceding each of these dates to report progress on their awarded projects.
Certificate of Engine/Chassis Destruction Form
Awardees are required to submit this form to certify that each vehicle being replaced has been permanently disabled. Required photographic evidence of the disabled engine/chassis are also detailed in this form.
Final Request for Payment Form
Awardees are required to submit this form to receive prompt payment of their completed project. The information requested is necessary to document the completion of the project, demonstrate that payment for the project has been made, and enable the transfer of reimbursement funds to their financial institution.
Detailed Comparison of VW Eligible Mitigation Actions 1-9 and DERA Option 10
This EPA document compares the different eligibility requirements and funding levels for eligible mitigation actions Nos. 1-9 and the DERA option, which is eligible mitigation action No. 10 in Appendix D-2 of the partial consent decree.
Please contact us at DEEP.email@example.com if you have questions or need further information.
Content last updated September 9, 2021