Iowa Department of Transportation

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 7, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now accepting grant applications for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2020 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Program (DERA) for diesel fleets in the state of Iowa.  

As part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, DERA is designed to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions among on-road and non-road vehicles and equipment, including school buses, medium- and heavy-duty transit buses and trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and other nonroad vehicles, engines, and equipment.

Iowa school districts, transit systems, company fleet managers, or other interested parties should go to the DERA grant website to read the DERA application process information and find out more about the grant process and previous DERA awards.

Applications are being accepted through Dec. 7, 2020.  

The total amount of available DERA funds in Iowa is $838,915, which includes a base grant amount of $335,566 and an Environmental Protection Agency matching incentive bonus of $167,783. In addition, the state is matching that base grant amount with monies from Iowa’s Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund settlement.








FUNDING SOURCES

AMOUNT

EPA Base Allocation

$335,566

Iowa’s Voluntary Match from VW Settlement Funds

$335,566

EPA Matching Incentive Bonus

$167,783

Total:

$838,915

 

Source: iowa DMV

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