September 10, 2020
9:00 am to 11:00 am CDT
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 EMT is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx).
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 Trucks 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. Applications will be due by 4:00 PM Central on Friday, October 30, 2020. Additional program guidance and application terms and conditions can be found on the Medium and Large Truck Grant Programs webpage.
TDEC will host an associated application workshop via webinar at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central on September 10, 2020. This workshop will be recorded and posted on the TDEC website for applicant reference. Applicants will be required to attend the virtual application workshop prior to application submission, either by participating in the initial webinar session or by watching the recorded session. The application workshop will provide guidance on the application process and program terms and conditions, including project eligibility, timelines for implementation, and reporting requirements. Click here to save the webinar time, date, and call-in details.
For additional information on the VW Settlement, visit the TDEC website at http://www.tn.gov/environment/VWSettlement. Interested persons are advised to sign up for the TDEC VW Settlement email list at https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1843437/1737620/ to be kept apprised of all future and related announcements.