West Coast Collaborative

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U.S. EPA Announces Release of 2017 Tribal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Request for Proposals (RFP)

On October 5th, EPA opened the 2017 Tribal RFP for Clean Diesel DERA funding. Proposals will be accepted from eligible Tribal applicants until Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from existing engines and equipment. EPA anticipates $1.5 million will be awarded to Tribal applicants by Spring/Summer of 2018.

A webinar for applicants will be held on Tuesday October 24, 2017, at 2-3:30 p.m. ET.


U.S. EPA Announces 2017 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebate Application Period is OPEN

On September 28th, EPA announced the availability of approximately $7 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding to assist in retrofitting or replacing old diesel school buses, of which up to $1 million is available for funding retrofits. For a summary of eligibility and important dates, please view this associated flyer (PDF) or visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-rebates.

EPA will accept applications from September 28 to November 14, 2017 and an informational webinar will take place October 5, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. EST,


Alaska and Washington Tribes Awarded $512,949 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding

On June 29, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced two awards totaling $512,949 in DERA funds to federally recognized tribes in Alaska and Washington. The Chalkyitsik Village Council in northeast Alaska and the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation in Washington will use these funds to implement projects that reduce harmful diesel emissions from stationary generators and marine vessels respectively.


Arizona and California Tribes Awarded More than $320,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding

On June 21, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced two awards totaling $321,458 in DERA funds to the Gila River Indian Community, near Phoenix, and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, near Los Angeles. These grants will fund replacement vehicles for these tribes to reduce harmful diesel emissions from trucks and school buses.


U.S. EPA Announces Release of FY17 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Clean Diesel Request for Proposals (RFP)

On April 18, EPA announced its FY17 DERA National RFP. Funding is available nationally for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. The closing date for the RFP is July 5, 2017.


2016 Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates are Selected for Funding

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 School Bus Rebate Program has awarded more than $7.7 million to replace or retrofit 401 older diesel school buses. Buses that are replaced will be taken out of use and scrapped. The funds will be distributed to 88 school bus fleets in 27 states, each of which will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The new and retrofitted buses will reduce air pollution that can contribute to significant health problems (including premature mortality, increased hospital admissions for heart and lung disease, increased cancer risk, and increased respiratory symptoms) especially for children, the elderly, outdoor workers, and other sensitive populations. Selections include projects in the following West Coast states: Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.


2016 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant Recipients Announced

EPA's West Coast Collaborative has awarded $6,329,500 in DERA grant funds to 10 recipients in EPA Region 9 states, leveraging $17,371,125 million from public and private partners. EPA Region 10 awarded $3,579,013 to eight recipients in EPA Region 10 states, leveraging $4,542,237 million from public and private partners.

For more information on the specific projects, go to our projects page.


2016 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting

The 2016 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting, in collaboration with the Green Transportation Summit and Expo, was held on April 5-6, 2016 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington.


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