QUICK GLANCE –> 2019-2020 Funding RFP & Application
- A total of $289,000 is available for 2020
- The deadline for turning in completed applications with all needed materials is December 10, 2019
- Any private or public entity that has vehicles that reside in any county in Tennessee may apply
- New alternative fuel and diesel vehicles may be applied for, however a priority will be applied to new alternative fuel vehicles over new diesel vehicles
- In past years, the maximum for applications was 100% of the incremental cost up to a maximum of $25,000. This year that has been updated to be as high as 45% of the total new vehicle cost! Learn more by reading the RFP & Application.
- Also new this year is the availability of funding to a) repower an older diesel vehicle or b) convert an older diesel vehicle to run on an alternative fuel.
- Funds for TSE are still an option in this year’s funding.
- For all other information, please read the RFP & Application; you may also access just the Application.
QUESTIONS? Please contact Jonathan Overly of East Tennessee Clean Fuels at 865‐974‐3625 or jonathan[at]etcleanfuels.org.
Access the full RFP & Application HERE
Access the 2-page Application HERE
2019-2020 Funding RFP & Application WEBINAR
On 10/24/19, the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition hosted a webinar providing information for the 2019-2020 release of Tennessee’s state EPA funds under the program entitled Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee (RDE4HT).
Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Overly gave an overview of the funding opportunity, going over types of vehicle replacements, the process for applying, and common pitfalls / issues during the application process. Several questions from potential applicants were fielded during the webinar.
Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee (RDE4HT)
East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition’s “Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee” Rebate Program is making grant funding available in Tennessee to replace older, diesel vehicles with a) new alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) that can run on propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), electricity, or that are hybrids, or b) new diesel vehicles. Funding can now also be requested for efforts towards replacing engines in older diesel vehicles with new alternative-fueled or diesel engines, converting OEM diesel vehicles to run on alternative fuels, and the addition of Truck Stop Electrification (TSE, and similar) equipment at Tennessee-based Travel Centers.
This funding is EPA Diesel Emissions Reductions Act, or DERA, funding that is provided to states to reduce diesel emissions. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) oversees Tennessee’s state EPA funding and is partnering with the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) to manage the Rebate Program and funding and direct it into efforts that reduce diesel emissions in Tennessee from Memphis to Mountain City. ETCleanFuels will collaborate with the Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition in making the funding available to fleets across the entire state. “Tennessee Clean Fuels” is an overarching name for both Clean Cities coalitions working together on projects for all Tennesseans and Tennessee fleets.