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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 was allocated 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 2 of the Connecticut Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program closed on September 16, 2019.

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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 previous 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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Content Last Updated: October 28, 2019