Clean Diesel Emerging Technologies Funding Assistance Program RFPs
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Diesel Emerging Technologies Funding Assistance Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.
Under this solicitation, the only eligible diesel emission reduction solutions that may be proposed are the use of emerging emission control technologies as listed on the National Clean Diesel Campaign’s Emerging Technologies List (http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/prgemerglist.htm).
Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include buses, medium-duty or heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives and non-road engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at a port or airport), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).
Eligible entities include regional, State, local or tribal agencies or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, and nonprofit organizations or institutions that a) represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets; or b) have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.
The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $8 million. EPA anticipates awarding a total of approximately 6-10 cooperative agreements ranging from $500,000 to $1,500,000, subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received.
EPA will respond to questions in writing from individual applicants regarding threshold eligibility criteria, administrative issues related to the submission of the proposal, and requests for clarification about the announcement.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Emerging Technologies RFP Question” in the subject line, or call the clean diesel hotline at 1-877-623-2322 (1-877-NCDC-FACTS). Proposals are due on December 8, 2009 at 4 p.m. EST.