2019 Clean Diesel Request for Proposal is now Open!

Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program

The 2019 Clean Diesel Request for Proposal (RFP) is now open and is seeking projects that involve the early replacement of old diesel vehicles and equipment.   Funds to support this grant opportunity come from the DEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via an allocation authorized by the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 26, 2018.  The complete RFP and application materials are found below.  An informational webinar will be held on October 25th at 2:00 p.m. and will provide instructions on how to complete an application and time to answer any questions.  To register for the webinar, go to the DEQ Events webpage at www.michigan.gov/deqevents.

Complete RFP Package

Grant Proposal Checklist

Cover Sheet

Grant Proposal Template

Budget Form (NICRA)

Budget Form (10% De Minimis)

Fleet Description Spreadsheet

Past DERA Projects

2018 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
The City of Hillsdale successfully replaced three old dump/plow trucks with new 2018 model vehicles.  The project will decrease emissions by an estimated 4.2 tons annually and contribute to a total reduction of 25.4 tons of lifetime emissions.  The City of Hillsdale received $107,000 in grant funds from the 2018 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program to complete this project.

Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV) was awarded $249,923 to support the Southwest Detroit Healthy Urban Goods Movement project.  SDEV partnered with Gemini Transport, LLC, to permanently remove six of their legacy Class 8 diesel trucks operating in southwest Detroit and replace them with new 2018 diesel trucks. The project will conclude in December 2018 and will result in a reduction of 47.8 tons of emissions annually and 730.5 tons over the lifetime of the vehicles.

2017 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
Alger County Road Commission successfully replaced two old heavy-duty highway maintenance trucks with two new 2017, heavy-duty highway maintenance trucks.  This project is helping to improve air quality by reducing particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, greenhouse gases, and volatile organic compounds.  The new trucks are also using less diesel fuel and are providing health benefits to workers in maintenance and storage buildings.  The Alger County Road Commission was granted $66,095 to complete this project.

Monroe County Road Commission has successfully replaced three old tandem axle trucks and one single axle truck with three new tandem axle trucks and one new single axle truck.  This project is located in a priority area and is helping to improve air quality by reducing particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, greenhouse gases, and volatile organic compounds.  The Monroe County Road Commission was granted $193,690 to complete this project.

SDEV successfully replaced three old vehicles with three new vehicles that operate primarily in Detroit and Dearborn, but also travel throughout other parts of Southeast Michigan. SDEV partnered with H & P Transportation to replace one old heavy-duty truck and with National Industrial Maintenance to replace two old street sweepers.  This project is located in a priority area and is helping to improve air quality by reducing particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, greenhouse gases, and volatile organic compounds.  SDEV was granted $210,000 to complete this project.

2016 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
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 a 2003 heavy duty truck with a 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 grant funds from the 2015 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program to complete this 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 decreased diesel emissions by over 6.5 tons annually and will contribute to a total reduction of 105.7 tons of lifetime emissions.  These reductions help to improve air quality and reduce exposure to diesel emissions in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Kent Counties.