Summary: 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. Further, priority for funding will be given to projects which result in outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage affected communities with respect to the design and performance of the project, and those which can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended. 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. Awards will be issued and managed through EPA’s Regional Offices. EPA anticipates awarding 2 to 8 cooperative agreements per EPA Region, subject to the availability of funds, the quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.