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2014 Diesel Emission Reduction Grant - Request for Applications

2014 Diesel Emission Grant Forms

Replacement or Repower of Off-Road Equipment (.xls) / (.pdf)

Retrofit of Off-Road/On-road Equipment/Vehicle (.xls) / (.pdf)

Truck Replacement Projects (.doc)

Train Automatic Idle Reduction Device (.xls) / (.pdf)

The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will provide funding for projects that reduce diesel emissions. Awarded projects will begin (at the earliest) in January 2015 and must be completed by September 30, 2015.

Who is Eligible? Any private or public sector entity or individual diesel equipment owner is eligible to apply to receive funding for diesel emission reduction projects.

Priority for grants will go to diesel emission reduction projects in the following counties: Cabarrus, Catawba, Cumberland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Nash, Orange, Person, Rowan, Union, Wake, Chatham, Haywood, Iredell, and Swain County. However, all interested NC applicants are encouraged to apply.

Total Funding Available? Approximately $250,000 is available for all projects funded statewide. The DAQ expects to fund 2 to 5 projects.

Deadline for Applications? Applications must be received by e-mail or postmarked by Friday November 7, 2014 to be considered.

How Do I Apply? Select the application type (in the left-hand column) that best fits your project. If you have questions about which form to use, contact Anne Galamb 919-707-8423 or .

Summary of Funding Offered Per Project Type
Project Type DENR Amount Paid
Replacement of diesel vehicle chassis and engine 25%
Idle reduction technology on unregulated or Tier 0 locomotives 40%
Repower of old chassis with new cleaner diesel engine 40%
Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions, where the old chassis is retained but the engine is replaced or converted to an alternative fuel. 40%
Retrofits (exhaust type, e.g. diesel particulate filter)/td> 100%

  • No infrastructure projects will be considered.
  • No standalone offset of cleaner fuel costs unless combined with another clean diesel project on the same vehicle.
  • All replaced engines must be scrapped or returned to the manufacturer for core credit.
    Replaced chassis must be cut in half.
E-mail Proposal Submissions are Preferred. Send completed applications to:

By United States Mail:
Anne Galamb
NCDENR-Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1641

By FedEx/UPS:
Anne Galamb
NCDENR-Division of Air Quality
217 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

By Fax: 919-707-8423

NCDENR-DAQ reserves the right to award less than the total amount of funding available. The NCDENR-DAQ may also increase funding to an awarded project in good standing if additional funding becomes available.

Acceptable Signature Formats
Preferred: Complete signed application in Word format using digital signature
PDF with a digital or hand signature
Hard copy of hand signed application

  1. Cost Effectiveness: ($ funded per tons reduced.) - The DAQ calculates based on applicant provided information.
  2. Emissions Reductions or Quantitative Benefits: The DAQ will calculate emissions based on applicant provided information.
  3. Other Benefits: e.g. health, less fuel used, etc.
  4. Timeliness: Ability to provide high quality emission reductions by Sept. 30, 2015.
  5. Geographic Distribution: Is the project located in one of the preferred counties. (See "Who is Eligible".)
  6. Permanence of Benefits from the Project: How long or how much longer will this equipment funded last?
  7. Number of Projects Selected or Amount of Funds Awarded per Applicant: May be limited due to availability of funds.
  8. Amount of Matching Funds: or in-kind funds.
  9. Number of projects selected per sector: (rail, trucks, etc) may be limited.
  10. Other selection criteria: May be employed as necessary to select from the projects received.
Schedule for 2014 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants
Request for Applications Sept. 1, 2014 to Nov. 7, 2014 November 2014
Applications processed and awardees selected November 2014
All Applicants notified of their application status December 2014
Awardees submit forms needed for contract processing December 2014
Awardee contracts are processed December 2014 to January 2015
Project work takes place January 2015 - Sept. 2015
DERG Projects Complete September 30, 2015

The following minimum requirements will apply to all projects:
  • Applicants must comply with all appropriate North Carolina State Laws and apply in writing to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality.
  • Applicable permits and permissions must be provided and are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • All equipment funded must be EPA verified or California Air Resources Branch (CARB) certified. All new equipment must be EPA/CARB certified. For alternative fuel conversions, EPA/CARB certified kits must be used.
For more information contact: Anne Galamb 919-707-8423