State Mitigation Plan

46 States Have Received Funding for Electric Transit Buses

On July 26, 2019, the Federal Transit Administration announced $85 million in awards for all-electric transit buses through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. This round, 38 states received funding through the program for the purchase of electric buses and supporting charging infrastructure including DC fast, on-route, inductive, and depot charging. The Low-No program is [...]

By |2019-08-05T14:00:34-04:00August 5th, 2019|

Florida Releases Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On July 17, 2019 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released its draft mitigation plan. Florida's plan for spending its $166.28 million share of the Environmental Mitigation Trust is the last draft plan of the 50 states and Washington, DC to be released. The department allocated the maximum 15% of funds to Light-Duty [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:12:39-04:00July 17th, 2019|

Nevada DEP Webinar on the 2019 Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund Competitive Application

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is hosting a webinar to provide more information on the 2019 Diesel Emission Mitigation Fund competitive application. The webinar will include a presentation and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. In addition, the NDEP will provide an update on some of the minor differences between this [...]

By |2019-06-07T12:37:46-04:00June 11th, 2019|

Transportation Electrification Accounts for 42% of All VW Settlement Awards So Far

Three years following the finalization of the settlement agreement, less than 10 percent of the roughly $2.5 billion total in state mitigation funds has been awarded, according to the EV Hub VW Settlement Funding Awards dashboard. The story is mostly positive for transportation electrification with 42 percent of total funds awarded going to EV charging and electric [...]

By |2019-06-10T11:36:10-04:00May 29th, 2019|

Tennessee Allocates $8.8 Million of VW Settlement Funds for School Bus Replacement

On May 22, 2019, Tennessee announced the recipients of $8,854,685.42 in VW Settlement grants to replace older models of diesel school buses with newer and cleaner alternatives. The funding will help replace 143 older diesel school buses with one electric, 68 diesel, 66 propane, and eight CNG school buses. 39 school districts across the [...]

By |2019-06-07T12:26:49-04:00May 23rd, 2019|

MDEQ Public Hearing on Draft Mitigation Plan: Biloxi

Three public hearings have been scheduled in March to provide opportunity for the public to comment on the state’s Mitigation Plan describing Mississippi’s goals and strategies in spending its portion of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. March 18 — 1:30 p.m. in MDEQ’s Commission Hearing Room located at 515 East Amite Street, [...]

By |2019-02-15T16:07:08-05:00March 21st, 2019|

MDEQ Public Hearing on Draft Mitigation Plan: Jackson

Three public hearings have been scheduled in March to provide opportunity for the public to comment on the state’s Mitigation Plan describing Mississippi’s goals and strategies in spending its portion of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. March 18 — 1:30 p.m. in MDEQ’s Commission Hearing Room located at 515 East Amite Street, [...]

By |2019-02-15T16:06:02-05:00March 18th, 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 |2019-03-05T10:17:04-05:00March 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 |2019-03-04T14:12:25-05:00February 15th, 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 |2019-01-18T16:35:41-05:00January 18th, 2019|