DERA 2014 Request for Proposals Now Open

EPA Clean Diesel News: 5/1/14

EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) is now soliciting proposals for the 2014 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $9 million. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted on the NCDC website and on

The RFP will be open for approximately 45 days,  closing on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. EPA plans to award funding through this competition in the fall.

EPA will host two general applicant webinars on Tuesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 15.  Both will be from 2-4pm EDT. Participants do not need to pre-register for the webinars.  The links to the webinars and call-in information are available on the NCDC website.

This RFP has been updated from previous years, so applicants are encouraged to carefully review the RFP for eligible projects, technologies, and funding restrictions.

Later this month, EPA will announce an additional RFP with approximately $1 million in available funding for Tribal applicants only.

All questions regarding this RFP should be submitted to [email protected].