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October 16, 2018   |  


Iowa DOT Offering DERA Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Equipment

The Iowa Department of Transportation recently announced that it is accepting grant applications through Nov. 9 this year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act or DERA grant program – funds aimed at helping fleets replace aging diesel-powered equipment, including school buses, heavy- and medium-duty transit buses and trucks, as well as non-road diesel engines, equipment, or vehicles.

The base grant amount available in Iowa is $275,123, but the state is voluntarily matching that base amount with monies from the Volkswagen emissions settlement. Those funding sources, along with an EPA incentive bonus of $137,562, brings the total available DERA funding to $712,685.

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