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Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2019 RFA Now Open!

Closing Date: March 26, 2019

EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Eligible entities include regional, state, or local agencies, tribal governments (or intertribal consortia) and native villages, or port authorities, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, and nonprofit organizations or institutions that: a) represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleets or b) have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $40 million in DERA funding under this announcement. For more information visit

WEBINAR: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping

Register today to join us on Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET for a complimentary webinar, in partnership with the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC).

Freight ship docking at a shipping portThe maritime freight industry has become a major focus for the move towards zero emissions since the International Maritime Organization set a goal of lowering emissions from the shipping sector by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050. Stakeholders from cargo handling equipment manufacturers and marine terminal operators, to shipbuilders and shipowners, are now considering hydrogen fuel cells as a pathway to zero emissions. However, as new hydrogen fuel cell technologies are developed and tested, manufacturers will need to work with operators to address logistical, operational, maintenance, and safety concerns to ensure a smooth transition away from petroleum-based fuel and internal combustion engines.

Participate in this webinar to gain insight into:

  • Findings from the CHBC's recently released Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Ports and Shipping Workshop Report
  • The opportunities and challenges for hydrogen and fuel cells within the ports and shipping sectors
  • The state of hydrogen fuel cell demonstration projects in shipping around the globe today and on the horizon

Waterson Terminal Services Enters Green Marine Environmental Certification Program

Alternative Fuels Corridor

Providence, RI –
Waterson Terminal Services announced today they will enter into an environmental certification program with Green Marine for its stevedoring and terminal operations at ProvPort. Green Marine is a leading North American environmental certification program for the maritime transportation industry. The program is a voluntary initiative to surpass regulatory requirements within the maritime industry.

Webinar - Putting Public Dollars to Work: Voucher Incentive Programs for Cleaner Trucks and Buses

Webinar - Putting Public Dollars to Work: Voucher Incentive Programs for Cleaner Trucks and Buses

On December 4th, the NEDC and CALSTART hosted a webinar that looked at the benefits and opportunities of implementing medium-duty and heavy-duty clean vehicle voucher incentive programs (VIPs) in the northeast. The webinar included a presentation from CALSTART on VIPs and from NYC DOT on the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program and the multitude of emissions and community benefits that have resulted from this project.

The webinar presentations can be view here:

Check out the recent case study on the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) presented to the NEDC by CALSTART

NYT-VIP comprises three unique funds that provide voucher incentives for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices (DECDs) in New York. The first of these three funds are now available.

In the News

  • New study quantifies the global health impacts of vehicle exhaust
    New study provides a picture of the global, regional, and local health impacts attributable to emissions from four transportation subsectors: on-road diesel vehicles, other on-road vehicles, shipping, and non-road mobile engines such as agricultural and construction equipment. The study, by researchers from the International Council on Clean Transportation, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado Boulder, links state-of-the-art vehicle emissions, air pollution, and epidemiological models to estimate health impacts at the global, regional, national, and local levels in 2010 and 2015. Also, see statement from Diesel Technology Forum suggesting that the "Research Validates the Benefits of New-Technology Diesel Engines."
  • EPA awards more than $570,000 to reduce diesel emissions in New Bedford Harbor to protect health
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $579,991 grant to CLF Ventures for installation of multiple marine engines on a tug boat based out of New Bedford, Mass. The grant is made available under a competitive national grant program administered by EPA with funding authorized by Congress under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
  • EPA Funding Will Help Clean Diesel Projects in New England States
    Annual program funding and Competitive grants yield $3.1 Million for New England projects
    EPA's State Clean Diesel Program awarded a total of approximately $1.7 million to the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont to support states' efforts to reduce diesel pollution. In addition to the state program funding, under a competitive national grant competition EPA also awarded over $1.4 million for projects in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to reduce diesel emissions.
  • Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Info
  • 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.

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