State of Michigan Releases Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Clean Diesel Funding Opportunity

Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

For Immediate Release:
October 9, 2018

Debbie Swartz, MDEQ Staff Contact,, 517-284-6903
Tiffany Brown, MDEQ Public Information Officer,, 517-284-6716

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today issued a Request for Proposal in the amount of $425,000 for competitive grant funding to implement clean diesel projects. The Request for Proposal targets projects involving the early replacement of old diesel equipment and vehicles, with new diesel, alternate fuel, electric and hybrid equipment and vehicles.

Funding for the 2019 Clean Diesel Grant Program is a combination of state and federal funds allocated to Michigan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).

Grant funding may cover up to 25 percent of the cost of eligible diesel projects, up to 35 percent of the cost of eligible projects that meet California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) optional low oxides of nitrogen standards, and up to 45 percent of the cost of an all-electric project. Eligible drayage vehicles may be funded up to 50 percent.

Eligible applicants include cities, townships and villages, county government agencies, public school districts, private schools, public transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2018.

A webinar on the Request for Proposal will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 25, 2018. Visit the Michigan Clean Diesel Program website to download the full Request for Proposals application and to register for an informational webinar at For more information, contact the Environmental Assistance Center at 1-800-662-9278.

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