DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

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 for Eligible Mitigation Action Options 1-9
Request for Comment

Comment Period Closes on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM

DEEP is inviting 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 further described in the Notice of Request for Public Comments. Please refer to the documents below for additional information.

VW Funding Opportunities - Notice of Request for Public Comments
VW Diesel Emission Mitigation Program - Round 3 Application Form and Instructions
VW Diesel Emission Mitigation Program - Round 3 Proposed Ranking-Summary
VW EVSE Program - Round 1 RFP
VW EVSE Program - Round 1 Application Form

Please provide comments to with the subject “Response to VW Request for Comments”. 

Note: This is a request for comments and not for applications. Project solicitation will be announced at a later date.

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.


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Content last updated January 26, 2021