State Mitigation Plan

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 [...]

2019-01-18T16:35:41+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , |

Oklahoma Webinar on ChargeOK – Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program

Oklahoma will be hosting a webinar on ChargeOK, Oklahoma's Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Grant Program, for distributing VW State Environmental Mitigation Trust funds to EV charging infrastructure. The available funds total $3.1 million and will be use to support charging stations at Transportation Corridors and Single Point Locations. In the webinar, the hosts will [...]

2018-12-06T15:17:02+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Iowa Clean Cities Webinar on VW Settlement Funding, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

On December 12, 2018, Iowa Clean Cities will be hosting a webinar featuring speakers from the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the National Renewable Energy Lab who will discuss the Volkswagen settlement funding opportunity, best practices for making your organization ready, and how to learn from past [...]

2018-12-03T16:11:21+00:00December 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

2018-12-03T11:27:07+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

2018-11-30T20:54:34+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , , , |

Oklahoma Webinar on Alternative Fuel School Bus and Clean Diesel Funding

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (OK DEQ) is hosting a webinar on the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program through the VW Settlement and the Clean Diesel Program through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). Register for the webinar here. The OK DEQ is now accepting applications for the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program. [...]

2018-10-24T12:49:25+00:00November 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

New Jersey DEP Public Meeting #5 on Draft Mitigation Plan

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a series of outreach events to take comments on the Draft VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. This is the last of the in-person public meetings. To register, send an email with the subject line “Registration” to vwcomments@dep.nj.gov with your name and the date/time of this session. The [...]

2018-10-09T16:12:18+00:00October 30th, 2018|Tags: , , |

PA DEP DCFC and Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program Webinar

A webinar will be held to discuss the DCFC and Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program. More info to follow at event website.  Up to $3 million in grants is available for acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of ZEV fast-charging equipment and hydrogen fuel cell equipment through 2019. Grants are awarded as reimbursements after completed projects, [...]

2018-10-01T10:33:55+00:00October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

New Jersey Releases its Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On October 5, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to outline the use of their $72.2 million of VW settlement funds. The primary goal in New Jersey is to "improve ambient air quality by using the Trust allocation to implement projects that reduce NOx, benefit disproportionately [...]

2018-10-15T23:53:43+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , , |

Pennsylvania Announces Grants and Rebates for Electric Vehicle Charging and Hydrogen Fueling Stations

On September 19th, Pennsylvania announced that it would be accepting applications for grants and rebates for electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling stations through the Driving PA Forward program that is responsible for distributing the state's $118 million in VW settlement funds.  Level 2 Charging Stations ($3 million, 2018) $3 million will be made [...]

2018-10-18T12:18:49+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , , |