DEQ, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon Department of Energy and the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division, is requesting public comment on a proposal to consider using a portion of the Volkswagen diesel settlement allotted to Oregon to support the state’s policy of electrifying the transportation sector. The proposal complements and extends current efforts in Oregon for Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure in Oregon. The VW Settlement decree allows up to 15 percent of each state’s allocation – in Oregon this is approximately $10.9 million – to be used to develop and maintain EV charging stations. The Oregon Legislature must act to approve future uses of VW Settlement funds in Oregon. This process will inform further consideration by the Legislature of future project activity.

Comments are due by July 11th at 5 pm PT and must be sent to:

(hat tip to Jeff Allen and Max Baumhefner)

MPCA is now accepting applications for replacing old diesel school buses (model years 1992-2009). This grant opportunity is part of Minnesota’s Diesel Replacement Program, funded by the Volkswagen Settlement.

The request for proposals (RFP) has the details on who may apply, vehicle requirements, and other information that will help applicants submit an application.

  • MPCA anticipates awarding approximately $2,115,000 for school bus grants.
  • Applications are due no later than 2:30 p.m. Central Time on July 19, 2018.