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New Hampshire State Clean Diesel Program

DERA grant program aims to reduce emissions from older diesel engines.

old diesel engineThe New Hampshire Clean Diesel Grant Program is a program funded by EPA through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The program is managed by the Air Resources/Technical Services Bureau of NHDES. The goal of this grant program is to reduce the emissions from older diesel engines in the state. Projects eligible for funding include idle reduction technologies, engine replacement, vehicle and equipment replacement, exhaust controls, and aerodynamic technologies. Funding opportunities are guided each year by our annual DERA work plan. See the 2020 NHDES Work Plan.

Grant funding is available with a required match by the grantee; the match requirement depends on the project (i.e., an engine replacement requires a match of 60%; a vehicle replacement requires a match of 75%; a drayage truck replacement requires a match of 50%). 

Funding for this Program is made possible through funding from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Program, and additional funding from New Hampshire's Office of Strategic Initiatives' (OSI) Volkswagen Settlement funds. This program is a reimbursement program only. 

Round 1 of the 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP) closed at 4:00 PM on Monday, November 16, 2020. We are in the process of reviewing and scoring those proposals.  

FY20 Round 2 Funding Open: Sufficient funding is available to evaluate proposals received by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Timelines for notifying selected grantees, Governor and Executive Council approval, and project completion are listed in Section 1 under "1.5 – Program Schedule" of the 2020 Request for Proposals, which is available through the link below.

The designated contact person for this RFP is Jessica Wilcox, Grants Manager, NH Department of Environmental Services – Air Resources Division. Any questions related to this RFP must be submitted by email to [email protected]

Recent Grant Recipients:

EPA also offers competitive grants separate from NH’s State Clean Diesel Program. For more information about these grants please go to EPA's DERA webpage.

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