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VW Settlement Information

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.

Grant Information

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Round 1 of funding under the Connecticut Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program closed on July 31, 2018.

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Get quick answers to some commonly asked questions regarding our grant programs, the VW Settlement and the impact on Connecticut residents and our environment.


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View CT's final mitigation plan and documents relating to the development of the plan along with an archive of VW Settlement court documents and links to related VW Settlement web pages.

Administrative Archive

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Access a list of Round 1 grant recipients and an archive of other administrative documents, forms and reports that were filed as required by the State Mitigation Trust Agreement.


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Latest Activities & Timeline

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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.



Content Last Updated: November 14, 2018