2021 State Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Program
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is announcing the availability of up to $767,000 in new funds for the reduction of diesel emissions in our state. DEEP is seeking grant proposals from municipalities, organizations, and businesses for diesel emissions reduction projects that are environmentally and economically-beneficial, can be initiated promptly, and will be completed quickly. This year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is allocating to Connecticut a minimum of $344,000, authorized under the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), for projects to reduce diesel pollution in the state. In addition, DEEP has reserved the opportunity to more than double its DERA allocation using funds available through the “DERA Option” under Connecticut’s Volkswagen Mitigation Program (VW Program); this could increase the total to as much as $767,000. All interested parties are encouraged to apply by submitting their proposal on the attached form, which can also be found on DEEP’s Diesel Grants & Funding page.
December 17, 2021
Associated Documents and Websites
Register for the DERA Webinar which will be held on November 4, 2021 from 10:00-11:30.