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Funding Requests and Beneficiary Expenditures

Under Section 5.2 of the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT) State Trust Agreement, Beneficiaries are responsible for submitting requests for Eligible Mitigation Action (EMA) funding by filing with the Trustee a Beneficiary Eligible Mitigation Action Certification form (i.e., funding request). In its Certification for Beneficiary Status, the State of Tennessee noted that it would make available on its VW Settlement webpage all funding requests and associated documentation submitted to the Trustee. The State also noted that it would summarize details regarding the expenditure of Trust Funds by the Beneficiary and maintain such information on its VW Settlement webpage.

Tennessee EMA Expenditures & Grants Funds Obligated - Eligible Administrative Expenditures Incurred through 6/30/20 and Project Funds Reimbursed Through 8/31/20
Environmental Mitigation Action (EMA) Category Initial Eligible Project Funds Grant Funds Obligated Project Fund Expenditures Initial Eligible Administrative Expenditures Reserve Administrative Expenditures Total Expenditures Anticipated Total EMA Funding
Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks $5,952,037.69 $0.00 $0.00 $457,599.14 $5,720.56 $5,720.56 $6,409,636.83
Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus, and Transit Bus

Transit and Shuttle Buses: $16,000,000

School Buses: $8,854,685.42

Total: $24,854,685.42

Transit and Shuttle Buses: $5,690,860.50

School Buses: $8,205,276.94

 Total: $13,896,137.44

Transit and Shuttle Buses: $0.00

School Buses: $3,405,528.76

 Total: $3,405,528.76

Transit and Shuttle Buses: $1,739,146.43

School Buses: $862,116.79

Total: $2,601,263.22

Transit and Shuttle Buses: $25,423.53

School Buses: $59,723.69

Total: $85,147.22

Transit and Shuttle Buses: $25,423.53

School Buses: $3,465,252.45

Total: $3,490,675.98

$27,455,948.64
Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks $4,527,307.60 $0.00 $0.00 $503,034.17 $4,387.60 $4,387.60 $5,030,341.77
Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment $6,177,588.45 $0.00 $0.00 $686,398.71 $11,196.20 $11,196.20 $6,863,987.16
TOTAL: $41,511,619.16
$13,896,137.44 $3,405,528.76 $4,248,295.24‬
$106,451.58 $3,511,980.34 $45,759,914.40

Note: Each EMA category’s totals for “Initial Eligible Project Funds,” “Initial Eligible Administrative Expenditures Reserve,” and “Anticipated Total EMA Funding” are established in the State of Tennessee’s current Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP). The State Trust Agreement provides that Beneficiaries have the flexibility to adjust their goals and specific spending plans at their own discretion; thus, should the State elect to make adjustments, these totals may be updated at the time of BMP modification and publication.


Tennessee Funding Requests

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 2/14/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 10/2/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 2/14/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 10/2/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 2/14/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 10/2/2020:

Click here to see a full list of the selected School Bus Replacement Grant Program Grantees and their corresponding project information.

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 2/14/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 10/2/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 2/14/2020:

Funding Request Approved by the Trustee 10/2/2020:


For additional information on VW Settlement EMT funding requests and other records, refer to the VW Settlement Trustee website at https://www.vwenvironmentalmitigationtrust.com, which archives items such as Notices of Beneficiary Designation, semi-annual reports, audits, funding requests, determinations with regard to such funding requests, Trust Administration Costs, and an accounting of all Trust Assets.