VW Settlement

Indiana Announces Round One RFP for VW Settlement Funding

Indiana announced the first round RFP for VW Settlement funding on March 27, 2019. This RFP is administered by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and will remain open until June 17, 2019. $9.8 million of the total $40.1 million allocated to the state will be available during this round of funding.  Eligible [...]

By |2019-03-28T14:37:28-04:00March 28th, 2019|

New Jersey Announces VW Settlement Funding for EV Charging and Electric Transit Buses

On February 28, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that $11.2 M of the state's VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Funds had been allocated to electric vehicle charging stations and electric transit buses. NJ TRANSIT will receive $8 M to purchase eight new electric transit buses to be used in the City [...]

By |2019-03-05T18:56:19-04:00March 5th, 2019|

Hawaii Releases Draft Mitigation Plan

On Friday March 1st, the Hawaii  State Energy Office published its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The plan was submitted to the Wilmington Trust back on January 9th but was only recently made publicly accessible on their website. Electrification accounted for 66 percent of the state's $8.12 million from the settlement. Below is a table that [...]

By |2019-03-05T10:17:04-04:00March 5th, 2019|

Mississippi Releases VW Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On February 15, 2019 the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) released its draft mitigation plan that lays out the state's strategy for spending its $9.87 million share of the Environmental Mitigation Trust. The breakdown of the spending priorities by mitigation action are below. Notably, Mississippi has allocated only 10% of the maximum 15% [...]

By |2019-03-04T14:12:25-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Electrify America Releases Cycle 2 National ZEV Investment Plan

On February 7, 2019, Electrify America announced that its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2 is now available and that the company will start executing on the plan this year. Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019. The $300 million investment will build on Electrify [...]

By |2019-03-04T14:12:04-04:00February 11th, 2019|

Massachusetts Announces Grant Programs to Reduce Vehicle Air Pollution

On January 18, 2018, the Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration announced a grant program that will utilize $12.5 million in VW funds and $500,000 from other clean air funds to reduce emissions from vehicles and non-road equipment and promote transportation electrification.  The grants are part of a multi-phase approach to spend the state's $75 million from [...]

By |2019-01-22T22:43:03-04:00January 22nd, 2019|

Alabama Releases its Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On December 27, 2018, Alabama released its Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan that outlines their use of $25.5 million in VW settlement funds. A breakdown of the funds by action item is included below. Alabama is proposing to allocate funds to every eligible mitigation action proportionally divided based on current emissions reported by the Environmental [...]

By |2019-01-18T16:35:41-04:00January 18th, 2019|

New Mexico Approves VW Settlement Funding Awards

The New Mexico Environment Department announced an award of $5.9 million in VW Settlement funds to support seven projects. Most projects are replacing older diesel vehicles with newer ones, though funds are also going towards compressed natural gas vehicles and electric airport ground support equipment. See below for fund distribution by replacement or repowering [...]

By |2018-12-05T19:53:47-04:00December 5th, 2018|

Wisconsin Awards $32 million of VW Settlement Funds for Transit Bus Replacements

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced the awardees for its Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The DOA awarded all $32 million allocated for the replacement of class 4-8 diesel public transit buses with alternative fueled buses as outline in the State Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.  The DOA received [...]

By |2018-12-03T11:27:07-04:00December 3rd, 2018|

Oklahoma DEQ Releases RFP for Charging Stations and Extends School Bus Deadline

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released a Request for Proposal to install electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state. The state has approximately $3.1 million in Volkswagen State Environmental Trust Funds to support this program. Up to 80 percent of costs for charging stations are reimbursable through a competitive grant program. Eligible [...]

By |2018-11-30T20:54:34-04:00November 30th, 2018|