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Ohio Announces $15M VW Settlement Funding Opportunity

The Ohio EPA recently announced a new funding opportunity as a result of the VW Settlement funding.  The first opportunity to apply for funding from the new Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF) opened June 4, 2018, for replacement or repower of medium and heavy duty on-road and off-road vehicles.

The EPA website indicates that owners of eligible medium and heavy diesel fleets in 26 Ohio priority counties are invited to apply for grants to repower or replace diesel vehicles and equipment with new clean diesel or alternative fuel (including CNG and LNG) vehicles and equipment.

A total of $15 million is available for grant awards between $50,000 and $2 million. All projects require a minimum match of 25 percent, with larger matches required for some project categories. A series of informational meetings have been scheduled to discuss the funding opportunity, see more below. The deadline for submitting applications is August 3, 2018.

  • The Ohio School Boards Association will be hosting a webinar for school districts on June 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Log in here. No preregistration required
  • The Ohio EPA will be holding webinars for applicants (registration required) on June 20 10:00 a.m. and June 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

  • The Ohio EPA will host an Information/Question and Answer Session on July 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Transportation, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit the Ohio EPA website here.