Applying for a Clean Air Grant

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NDEP is currently accepting applications for the 2021 cycle through January 15, 2022. Funding is available to assist public and private fleets with the replacement of older diesel-powered vehicles and equipment with new alternative fuel and zero tailpipe emission vehicles and equipment that emit fewer harmful exhaust emissions, nitrogen oxides in particular.

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NDEP hosted a webinar on November 3, 2021 where the 2021 Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund Competitive Application was presented. The recording from the webinar is below and a copy of the slides that were presented are available here.  

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What You Need to Know to Apply

To apply for a grant, complete both the 2021 Competitive Application and Vehicle Information Spreadsheet below and submit both documents along with any additional information to support your application to NevadaDEMF [at] ndep.nv.gov

Application Documents
Document NamePDF FileMicrosoft
Word File
Microsoft
Excel File
2021 Competitive ApplicationPDFDOCM-
Vehicle Information Spreadsheet--XLSX

 

What do we look for?

As outlined in Nevada’s plan, our goal is to fund projects that efficiently and cost-effectively reduce nitrogen oxide emissions while supporting areas of the state with a disproportionate share of Nevada’s air pollution burden. We will score your application using a few criteria (see the Competitive Application for more details):

  • NOx emission reductions and cost-effectiveness
  • Project location
  • Environmental co-benefits
  • Likelihood of additional, future, emission reductions
  • Project feasibility
  • Societal co-benefits

What projects are eligible?

The State Trust lists the types of projects that states can fund and by how much.  Here is the list of what is eligible for funding through the DEMF's 2021 Competitive Application: 

  • Class 4-8 medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered trucks with a 1992 through 2009 engine model year
  • Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses with a 2009 or older engine model year
  • Tier 0, Tier 1, or Tier 2 diesel-powered airport ground support equipment
  • Uncertified, or certified to 3 g/bhp-hr or higher emissions, spark ignition engine powered airport ground support equipment
  • Forklifts and port cargo handling equipment with greater than 8,000 pounds lift capacity
  • Pre-Tier 4 diesel-powered switcher locomotives that operate 1,000 or more hours per year
  • Projects from the EPA’s DERA State Grant Program Information Guide that are not also listed above

Reporting Templates for Awardees

Recipients of a clean air grant are required to regularly report on the status of their project as well as submit materials when the project has been completed to show that all the necessary work has been completed.

Reporting Templates
Document NamePDF File
Quarterly Progress ReportPDF
Vehicle/Equipment Scrappage ChecklistPDF

Contact

NevadaDEMF [at] ndep.nv.gov

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