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New Process for Submitting Grant Proposals to EPA

Starting January 1, 2018, EPA will require a new process called "Workspace" for submitting grant proposals/applications through On Dec 4th, EPA's Office of Grants and Debarment will host a webinar to provide training and a demonstration of the new process. No registration is required.

See for additional details about the webinar and for the latest information.

How to Attend the Webinar:

If you wish to attend, just go to the following link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Workspace Training and Demo. There is no call in number - audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones.

Webinar Details:

For all grant applicants:
Date: Monday December 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

For tribal applicants:
Date: Monday December 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

2017 Tribal Request for Proposals Now Open

EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for Tribal projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets located in areas designated as having poor air quality. EPA anticipates $1.5 million will be awarded to eligible Tribal applicants. Proposals must be received by Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), electronically through

The 2017 NEDC Partners Meeting presentations are now posted!

2017 NEDC Partners Meeting

In the News

  • Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Update
    The U.S. filed executed Environmental Trust Agreements for both the state and tribal trusts. The Trust Effective Date (TED) is October 2, 2017.

    States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico now have 60 days to submit their beneficiary certification forms by Friday, December 1, 2017. States that miss this deadline will not be able to participate in the trust.

    Tribes have 90 days from the TED to file beneficiary certification forms, which is Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Tribes are not locked out of the trust if they miss this deadline; tribes can also file beneficiary certification forms along with their first funding requests by September 1 of each year of the trust.

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  • EPA Awards nearly $2 Million to Fund Clean Diesel Projects in Connecticut and Massachusetts
    Grants made available under the FY16 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program will assist the Connecticut Maritime Foundation, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in marine vessel repowering and vehicle replacement projects. For more information about this announcement, click here.
  • EPA Rebates Will Fund Cleaner School Buses in 88 Communities
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), is awarding more than $7.7 million to replace or retrofit 401 older diesel school buses in 88 school bus fleets across 27 states. Please click here for more info.

Funding Opportunities