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 May 2021. 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 May 2021

TDEC has also published an interactive GIS map of projects funded under the State's VW Settlement EMT grant programs so far. Each of the data points provide information on Grantee names, funding amounts, number of vehicles funded, and fuel type. In addition to the Grantee information, users can toggle through different designations at the county level for criteria that informed the grant amount maximums and grant application evaluation processes. These layers include: 

Project Map for TN Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Grant Programs

Interested persons and entities are advised to sign up for the TDEC VW email list here 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: January 25, 2024 at 3:46 PM