In late 2015, Volkswagen (VW) publicly admitted it had secretly and deliberately installed a defeat device - software designed to cheat emissions tests and deceive federal and state regulators - in nearly 500,000 VW and Audi branded 2.0-liter diesel vehicles and 83,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles sold to American consumers.
Through a series of three partial settlements, EPA resolved their civil enforcement case against VW. As a result of these partial settlements, Connecticut is expected to receive over $55 million for use towards offsetting the excess NOx emissions caused by VW's actions through extensive mitigation projects to reduce NOx from a wide array of mobile sources.
NEW! Application forms are now available for funding under Connecticut's Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program!
Deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.
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Latest Activities & Timeline
May 30, 2018
Connecticut announces its first diesel emissions mitigation grant program utilizing funds from the VW Settlement.
April 26, 2018
Connecticut submitted its final mitigation plan to Wilmington Trust (the Trustee).
January 29, 2018
The Trustee officially certified Connecticut as a Designated Beneficiary under the VW Trust on January 29, 2018.
October 3, 2017
Connecticut submitted its beneficiary form to US District Court, CA Northern District on October 3, 2017 and to the Trustee on October 18, 2017.