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U.S. EPA Offers $100,000 in Grants for Innovative Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects

Release Date: 05/31/2006
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – May 31, 2006) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4, as part of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative, today announced the availability of a $100,000 grant to fund projects within the Southeast to demonstrate effective emission control technologies and strategies, methods or approaches to reducing diesel emissions. Up to three grants, between $25,000 and $75,000, will be awarded to projects that demonstrate new, innovative or experimental approaches to reducing diesel emissions.

EPA will consider proposals from states, the District of Columbia, territories, federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories and other public or private nonprofit institutions. Proposals are due by July 7, 2006 at 6 p.m. For more information about the Southeast Diesel Collaborative Grant and application process, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/mobile/sedc-rfpfinal52306.pdf.

The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is a partnership composed of leaders from federal, state and local government, the private sector and other stakeholders in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The goal of the collaborative is to improve air quality by encouraging the use of clean, renewable energy and by reducing diesel emissions from existing engines and equipment from the agriculture, heavy construction and on-road sectors.

The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is part of EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, a program combining regulatory measures with voluntary initiatives to reduce the pollution emitted from diesel engines across the country. For more information about the Southeast Diesel Collaborative, please visit: http://www.southeastdiesel.org.