The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released its third solicitation for projects under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT). The purpose of the trust is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Funding Information for this Round

Under this solicitation, $6,177,588.45 in EMT funding is available for eligible Class 4-7 Local Freight Truck (Medium Truck) projects and $ 4,118,392.30 in EMT funding is available for eligible Class 8 Local Freight Truck and Port Drayage Truck (Large Truck) projects.

Entities may apply for funds for Medium Truck projects, Large Truck projects, or both Medium and Large Truck projects within the same application. 

The Grant Programs, managed by the TDEC Office of Energy Programs, will provide financial assistance to public, non-profit, and private fleets in Tennessee that apply to replace Eligible Medium and Large Trucks with new diesel, Alternate Fueled or All-Electric trucks. Additionally, fleets may also apply to Repower Eligible Medium and Large Trucks with new diesel, Alternate Fueled or All-Electric engines or drivetrains.

Medium and Large Trucks eligible for replacement or Repower include 1992–2009 engine model-year Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks used to deliver cargo and freight and Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks used for port drayage and/or freight/cargo delivery.

Application

TDEC will host an associated application workshop via webinar at 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central on September 10, 2020.

Eligible applicants are limited to one application each. Applications may include a variety of vehicle and/or fuel types. All terms and conditions of the program, including the maximum number of replacements or Repowers and associated funding caps, are outlined in an application manual.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically by 4 p.m. CT on October 30, 2020.

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