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Current Projects

2019 DERA Program

For the federal fiscal year 2019 (October 2019 through September 2020), New Hampshire’s State Clean Diesel Program under Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding is being matched with Volkswagen Trust funds, ensuring that the state qualifies for the federal match bonus. New Hampshire’s total State Clean Diesel and Volkswagen match funding for Federal FY 2019 is approximately $790,000. The project proposal requests are now available through November 12.

To apply for the funds, link to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services page.

 

Past Projects

Electric School Bus Replacement Program

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), Lead Agency for the Volkswagen Environmental (VW) Mitigation Trust, in association with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, is requesting proposals for an Electric School Bus Replacement Program (Program). The purpose of the Program is to alleviate excess nitrogen oxide emissions caused by the VW violations through implementation of cost-effective projects and to address the additional goals of the State of New Hampshire Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The Program, which will replace diesel school buses with electric school buses, is utilizing approximately $1,250,000 of VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding. Proposals will be accepted until Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 4:00PM. Any questions can be directed to Tim White at Timothy.White@des.nh.gov, (603) 271-5552. An informational webinar about the Program and the application process will be held on Friday June 21st, 2019 at 1 PM. Interested parties may register in advance for the webinar at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3444428381155192577

 

Propane/CNG School Bus Replacement Program

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), Lead Agency for the Volkswagen Environmental (VW) Mitigation Trust, in association with the Department of Environmental Services, is requesting proposals for a Propane/CNG School Bus Replacement Program (Program). The purpose of the Program is to alleviate excess nitrogen oxide emissions caused by the VW violations through implementation of cost-effective projects and to address the additional goals of the State of New Hampshire Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The Program, which will replace diesel school buses with propane or compressed natural gas school buses, is utilizing approximately $750,000 of VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding. Proposals will be accepted until Friday July 12, 2019 at 4:00PM. Any questions can be directed to Tim White at Timothy.White@des.nh.gov (603) 271-5552. An informational webinar about the Program and the application process will be held on Friday June 7th, 2019 at 1 PM. Interested parties may register in advance for the webinar at the following link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/934406062330775809

 

2018 DERA Program

For New Hampshire’s fiscal year 2018 (July 2018 through June 2019), New Hampshire’s state Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding is being matched with Volkswagen Trust funds, ensuring the state qualifies for the federal match bonus. New Hampshire’s total State Clean Diesel and VW match funding for State FY 2018 and 2019 is approximately $1.2 million. The first round of project proposal requests will be from October 1 through October 22. Additional applications will be accepted if funds are still available.

To apply for the funds, link to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services page.

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
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