DEEP: VW Settlement - Grants

VW Grant Information

Current Grant Opportunities

Connecticut is eligible to administer a total of $55,721,170 from the Volkswagen Settlementís Environmental Mitigation Trust (Trust) as specified in Appendix D-2 to the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries (Mitigation Trust Agreement). DEEPís plans for the allocation of funds are outlined in the State of Connecticut Mitigation Plan. Project funding will be awarded through an open, competitive and transparent process that will comply with all applicable state and federal procurement requirements. DEEP will maintain and make publicly available all documentation submitted in support of each funding request and all records supporting all expenditures of eligible mitigation project funds.

Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Options 1-8 (Diesel)

{Tailpipe Exhaust} Proposal Period Opens: May 30, 2018
Proposals Due: No later than 5:00 PM EST on July 31, 2018

For this initial round of funding, $7.5 million will be available for clean diesel project grants. Both non-government and government entities are eligible to apply for funding to implement the following eligible mitigation projects:

  • Replacement or Repower of On-Road Heavy Duty Vehicles (Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks, Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus, or Transit Bus, and Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks)
  • Replacement or Repower of Non-Road Equipment (Airport Ground Support Equipment, Forklifts and Port Cargo Handling Equipment)
  • Repower or Engine Upgrades for Commercial Marine Vessels (Ferries, Tugs)
  • Shorepower for Ocean-Going Vessels
  • Replacement or Repower of Locomotives (Freight Switchers)

Please review the guidance, instructions and proposal forms below for more information regarding this grant program. Also view our FAQ for answers to some of the more common questions regarding this grant program and please contact us if you have any further questions.

Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program - Project Proposal Form (MSWord | pdf)
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program - Guidance and Instructions (pdf)
Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program - Program Announcement (pdf)

June 19, 2018 - Webinar on Connecticut's Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program {VW grant webinar title page}

DEEP held an informational webinar on June 19, 2018 providing a brief background on the VW Settlement, a review of the Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program requirements, eligible projects and funding amounts, an overview of the program forms, DEEPs processing timeline, awardee responsibilities, and a Q&A period.

Webinar - Slides Only (pdf)
Webinar - Video Recording (YouTube, Closed Captioned)
Webinar - Video Recording (Windows Media Player, Closed Captioned)

Note: Projects initiated prior to filing an application for the program are not eligible for funding and submittal of an application is not a guarantee that a proposed project will be funded.

Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Option 9 (EVSE)

Light duty EV infrastructure projects are eligible for funding as outlined in our Final Mitigation Plan. However, solicitation for these projects will happen at a later date. Please sign up for our E-mail list to be notified of new grant opportunities as soon as they become available.

Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program for Eligible Mitigation Action Option 10 (DERA)

DEEP intends to utilize VW trust funds to match its State DERA allocation to allow for a greater variety of projects beyond those listed in the Trust. To be eligible for this match, proposed projects must be submitted for funding through the State DERA program, which will launch in late summer. For more information please visit our State DERA program webpage.


Grant Recipient Archive

Once grants are awarded, an archive of all recipients will be maintained on our Administrative Archive page.

Other Helpful Documents

Detailed Comparison of VW Eligible Mitigation Actions 1-9 and DERA Option (Mitigation Action 10) (pdf)
This EPA document compares the different eligibility requirements and funding levels for eligible mitigation actions Nos. 1-9 and the DERA option, which is eligible mitigation action No. 10 in Appendix D-2 of the partial consent decree.


Content Last Updated: July 10, 2018