Grant Opportunities2024-01-25T10:35:42-06:00

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Various federal and state programs can help fleets and retailers adopt clean fuels. Contact American Lung Association for assistance with these and other opportunities.

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Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) National Clean Diesel Campaign Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant programs help fleets adopt technologies to reduce the environmental impact of non-road and on-highway diesel vehicles. Fleets may apply for funding through the DERA program by submitting a fleet application to the American Lung Association. Funding through this program is in not guaranteed and depends upon the availability of funding from the USEPA.

DERA Application Submission

Email John DeRosa

OR mail to:

American Lung Association
ATTN: DERA Grant Program
3000 Kelly Lane
Springfield, IL 62711

Fleet Assessment Opportunity

Over the last 20 years, Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition and North Dakota Clean Cities have supported efforts to reduce the impact of fuel and vehicle emissions on our community’s air quality and health.

We help retailers, fleets, and stakeholders utilize clean fuel options through customized education and outreach programs in collaboration with public and private partners.

One of the opportunities we offer is fleet assessment. We can support your fleet by evaluating current practices and assessing how alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies can be used in your operations. These assessments are funded by our participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and come at no cost to the fleet.

We provide neutral information to help you determine the right decision for your fleet. We are a resource to help you identify the best fuel choices for your fleet, potential savings, and environmental benefits.

We also provide recommendations on how to get started along with other factors to consider. We will work with you to develop a plan and support you throughout the implementation process to ensure a smooth integration and well-trained staff. After implementation and if desired, we can assist with publicly sharing your fleet’s success story and accomplishments through the media and other venues.

E85 Infrastructure Development Grant Programs

Assistance may be available for service stations installing equipment or converting existing equipment for dispensing E85 fuel to FFVs. Promotional assistance programs, marketing materials and imaging kits for E85 and biodiesel may also be available.

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