West Coast Collaborative

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2018 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting with NorCal Clean Cities and Green Transportation Summit & Expo

The 2018 WCC Partners Meeting is fast approaching and will take place in Sacramento, CA on October 16-18th! This Partners Meeting is in collaboration with the NorCal Clean Cities Coalition and the Green Transportation Summit and Expo. Please visit the Partner Meetings page for more details and the event website to register for this free event!


U.S. EPA Announces $2 Million Grant Competition for Tribes to Help Clean Up Diesel Engines

On June 5th, EPA opened the 2018 Tribal request for proposals (RFP) for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Proposals will be accepted from eligible Tribal applicants until Thursday, September 6, 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 $2 million will be awarded to Tribal applicants and priority will be given to projects that achieve significant reduction in diesel emissions and exposure in areas designated as having poor air quality, and in areas receiving a disproportionate quantity of air pollution from diesel fleets.

A webinar for applicants will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.


U.S. EPA Announces Release of FY18 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Clean Diesel Request for Proposals (RFP)

On April 24th, EPA announced its FY18 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 June 12, 2018.


Date for the 2018 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting Announced

The 2018 WCC Partners Meeting will take place in Sacramento, CA on October 16-18. This Partners Meeting is in collaboration with the NorCal Clean Cities Coalition and the Green Transportation Summit and Expo. Details will be posted on the Partner Meetings page.


2017 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Recipients Announced

U.S. EPA's West Coast Collaborative (WCC) has awarded nearly $12.5 million in DERA grant funding to 19 recipients in EPA Region 9 and 10 states and territories, leveraging over $30 million from public and private partners. These funds will go towards projects that reduce diesel emissions from large diesel emission sources, such as trucks, buses, agriculture and port equipment.

To view the 2017 WCC DERA press releases, please click the following: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. A combined press release for Region 10's state DERA grants was also issued and can be found here.

For more information on these newly funded projects, go to our projects page and sort the interactive table by Fiscal Year 2017.


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

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 was held on Tuesday October 24, 2017.


U.S. EPA Announces 2017 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebate Application Period – CLOSED

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.

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.


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