State Mitigation Plan

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 [...]

Tennessee Allocates $8.8 Million of VW Settlement Funds for School Bus Replacement2019-05-23T13:09:25-04:00

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, [...]

MDEQ Public Hearing on Draft Mitigation Plan: Biloxi2019-02-15T16:07:08-04:00

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, [...]

MDEQ Public Hearing on Draft Mitigation Plan: Jackson2019-02-15T16:06:02-04:00

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 [...]

Hawaii Releases Draft Mitigation Plan2019-03-05T10:17:04-04:00

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% [...]

Mississippi Releases VW Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan2019-03-04T14:12:25-04:00

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 [...]

Alabama Releases its Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan2019-01-18T16:35:41-04:00

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 [...]

Oklahoma Webinar on ChargeOK – Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program2018-12-06T15:17:02-04:00

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 [...]

Iowa Clean Cities Webinar on VW Settlement Funding, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned2018-12-03T16:11:21-04:00

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 [...]

Wisconsin Awards $32 million of VW Settlement Funds for Transit Bus Replacements2018-12-03T11:27:07-04:00

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 [...]

Oklahoma DEQ Releases RFP for Charging Stations and Extends School Bus Deadline2018-11-30T20:54:34-04:00