Michigan Clean Diesel Program
What is the Michigan Clean Diesel Program?
The Michigan Clean Diesel Program brings together government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to address diesel engine pollution in Michigan. The objectives of the program are to help the state of Michigan achieve improvements in the federal air quality standards for particulate matter and ozone by:
- Working with specific geographic areas and industry sectors of Michigan to identify where environmental improvements can be made through diesel emission reductions, including reasons for the emission reductions and major sources in the affected areas.
- Encouraging the development and expansion of innovative technologies that can be used by these industry sectors as well as ways to implement diesel emission reductions at the local level.
- Acting as a conduit to help identify funding opportunities and resources that can be used to implement diesel reduction technologies and strategies, and to provide resources for the application process.
- Expanding awareness of the benefits of pollution prevention strategies that reduce diesel emissions.
Funding for 2017 Clean Diesel Projects
A Request for Proposal (RFP) for 2017 projects will be released later this year. If you would like to receive a notice when the RFP is released, please sign-up on our Grants and Loans list serve using the following link: https://admin.govdelivery.com/session/new.
Funding for this grant opportunity comes from a state allocation of the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and the National Clean Diesel Campaign.
2016 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV) has successfully completed the replacement of an old high-polluting truck with a new clean diesel truck that meets or exceeds the current highest U.S. EPA emissions standards. SDEV received $46,562 in federal funds from the 2016 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program to complete this project.
SDEV’s partner, Gemini Transport, replaced an old 2003 heavy duty truck with a new 2016 truck that will decrease diesel emissions by an estimated 2 tons annually and contribute to a total reduction of 11.4 tons of lifetime emissions. These reductions will help to improve air quality and reduce exposure to diesel emissions in Wayne, Kent and Saginaw Counties with the majority of health impact benefits occurring in Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan.
During the project period SDEV and its partners were able to complete one of the five proposed vehicle replacements.
2015 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
SDEV successfully completed the replacement of five old high-polluting trucks with five new clean diesel trucks that meet or exceed the current highest U.S. EPA emissions standards. SDEV received $124,550 in federal funds from the 2015 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program and $506,821 in matching funds from its partners to complete this $628,594 project.
The project partners involved three private fleets, Causley Trucking, Foreman Brothers, and Gemini Transport, located in Wayne County and one non-profit fleet, Forgotten Harvest, located in Oakland County. Collectively these new vehicles will decrease diesel emissions by over 6.5 tons annually and contribute to a total reduction of 105.7 tons of lifetime emissions. These reductions will help to improve air quality and reduce exposure to diesel emissions in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Kent Counties.