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EPA Grants

2021 DERA National Grants

Request for Applications
2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants
RFA#: EPA-OAR-OTAQ-20-02, Closing date: March 16, 2021

Summary: EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. Priority for funding is given to fleets operating in areas designated as having poor air quality and fleets which service goods movement facilities. Further priority for funding is given to projects with outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage affected communities in the design and performance of the project, and those which demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in DERA funding under this announcement. Awards will be selected and managed by EPA’s ten regional offices. EPA anticipates 2 to 8 cooperative agreement awards per EPA region, subject to the availability of funds, the quality of applications received, and other considerations. Please visit for questions and answers and additional details about the following information sessions:

Funding Opportunity Information Sessions
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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