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Project Solicitations / Grant Programs

TDEC will release a series of project solicitations under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT). As noted in the State’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP), TDEC will employ the following order when releasing project solicitations:

1) Class 4-8 School Buses;
2) Class 4-8 Shuttle and Transit Buses;
3) Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks, Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks;
4) Light Duty ZEV Supply Equipment.

As project solicitations are announced, this webpage will be updated to reflect all up-to-date and corresponding information. To learn more about the BMP and the Eligible Mitigation Actions for which TDEC will release project solicitations, please see the State’s BMP webpage at

The infographic below displays the obligation of VW Settlement EMT funds in Tennessee as of November 2020. More information on these funding obligations can be found in the individual project solicitations webpages linked in the list above or on the VW Settlement EMT Funding Requests and Beneficiary Expenditures webpage.

TN VW EMT Funding Breakout as of November 2020

Interested persons and entities are advised to sign up for the TDEC VW email list at in order to receive related email updates and announcements regarding upcoming funding opportunities and/or project solicitations. For additional information on the VW Settlement, visit the TDEC website here:

This Page Last Updated: November 23, 2020 at 4:27 PM