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 – EVSE Round 1
DEEP is announcing the launch of the first round of Light Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program (EVSE) funding under its Volkswagen NOx Mitigation Program! Application Deadline is 5:00 pm on September 30, 2022.
An informational webinar on EVSE Round 1 of the Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program was held on Thursday, July 28, 2022. The webinar presentation and recording are available at the links below:
Webinar Recording: VW EVSE Round 1 Informational Webinar Recording
Webinar Presentation: VW EVSE Round 1 Informational Webinar Presentation
EVSE Round 1 Application Deadline is 5:00 pm on September 30, 2022.
DEEP is now accepting applications in both hard and electronic copy. Application forms can be submitted electronically to DEEP.CentralPermits@ct.gov.
Exciting features of this year's solicitation include:
Up to $4 million will be available for grants.
$3 million will be made available for projects to fund municipal and state government EVSE infrastructure.
$1.2 million is set-aside for EVSE deployment at state government sites to advance the sustainability goals of Executive Order 1.
$1.8 million is set-aside for additional state or municipal government sites.
$1 million dollars will be dedicated to support non-government public EVSE.
Eligible light duty ZEV supply equipment includes:
Light duty electric vehicle supply equipment includes Level 1, Level 2 or fast charging equipment (or analogous successor technologies) that is located in a public place, or a state or municipal site or workplace, and is not consumer light duty electric vehicle supply equipment (i.e., not located at a private residential dwelling that is not a multi-unit dwelling).
Light duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicle supply equipment includes hydrogen dispensing equipment capable of dispensing hydrogen at a pressure of 70 megapascals (MPa) (or analogous successor technologies) that is located in a public place.
Eligibility determinations will be consistent with Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Option 9, Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment, and Connecticut's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.
Funds for EVSE for multi-unit dwellings and workplace charging will be released at a later date.
For information on Town-by-Town EV registrations in Connecticut please refer to the documents below.Town-By-Town EV Registrations
Note: Eligibility determinations will be consistent with Connecticut's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program - Round 3
(Application Period Closed September 30, 2021)
The application period for DEEP's third round of funding under its Volkswagen NOx Mitigation Program closed 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
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 August 2, 2022