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EPA Request Grant Proposals to Retrofit Diesel Vehicles

Release Date: 04/18/2003
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Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7824/milbourn.cathy@epa.gov

(04/18/03) As part of the continuing efforts to improve air quality in our nation, the Agency is looking to partner with state, local, and tribal organizations to reduce emissions from diesel powered vehicles. Through this partnership, grants totaling $500,000 will be awarded to transportation fleets such as: public and private school buses; waste haulers, private trucking fleets; locomotives; and construction and/or agricultural fleets that agree to retrofit existing diesel engines with improved or new technologies that has been verified to reduce diesel exhaust emissions under EPA’s Voluntary Diesel Retrofit program. Technologies under these projects will be primarily targeted to reduce particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. EPA expects to issue five to 10 grants in the $50,000 to $100,000 range. Applications must be submitted to U.S. EPA, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460; or via email to blubaugh.jim@epa.gov; or via fax to 202-565-2057 no later than May 22. For additional information, see: http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html