(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee (Committee) are reminding Hoosiers of the June 17 deadline for grant applications.
The first round of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program’s grant funding will distribute awards ranging from $50,000 to $2 million. Total available funding in the first round is $9.83 million.
The grant money will be awarded to clean air projects that significantly reduce diesel emissions across Indiana. Example projects include replacing older, higher emission diesel garbage trucks with newer, cleaner, compressed natural gas-powered vehicles or replacing old diesel school buses with new clean-diesel, alternative fuel or electric buses.
Public and private entities may submit applications, and the Request for Proposals (RFP) deadline is June 17, 2019. Application information can be found at www.idem.IN.gov/vwtrust. Questions about the RFP process can be directed to:
Shawn M. Seals
Senior Environmental Manager
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program is a statewide program supported with funds from Indiana’s portion of the national Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund. The program is focused on equipment and vehicle repowers and replacements with newer, cleaner alternatives of various fuel types. The program will post separate, additional solicitations for the Light-duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) components of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program.
The Committee plans to select projects by August 2019 with funds awarded soon thereafter. For more information about the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program, please visit www.idem.IN.gov/vwtrust.