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. Project funding will be awarded through an open, competitive and transparent process that will comply with all applicable state and federal procurement requirements. DEEP will maintain and make publicly available all documentation submitted in support of each funding request and all records supporting all expenditures of eligible mitigation project funds.
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Options 1-8 (Diesel)
Round 2 of the Connecticut Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program closed on September 16, 2019.
The next round of funding for eligible diesel mitigation action options 1-8 will be announced at a future date. Be aware that program eligibility requirements, funding levels, and application forms may change from round to round. Please sign up for our E-mail list to be notified of new grant opportunities as soon as they become available.
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Option 9 (EVSE)
Light duty EV infrastructure projects are eligible for funding as outlined in our Final Mitigation Plan. However, solicitation for these projects will happen at a later date. Please sign up for our E-mail list to be notified of new grant opportunities as soon as they become available.
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Option 10 (DERA)
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.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need further information.
Content last updated February 26, 2020