West Coast Collaborative

The West Coast Collaborative is a voluntary public-private partnership committed to reducing diesel emissions and advancing clean technologies throughout the western United States.

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.

For more information on these projects please see our Projects page and the full press release.

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. For additional information, including links to the RFP, FAQs, and information sessions please visit https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-national-grants.

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.

Please see the full press release.

See links to the following Region 9 School Bus Rebate press releases:

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.

To view the 2016 WCC DERA press releases, please go to EPA Pacific Southwest Region 9 PR and EPA Pacific Northwest Region 10 PR.

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.

Conference information including the agenda, presentations and other meeting details can be found here: http://gtsummitexpo.com/past-events/GTSE-tacoma-2016

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