National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

October 8, 2009

October 6, 2009 Request for proposals now open.  The RFP closes on December 8th, 2009.  For more information visit

Eligible Applicants:

  • U.S. regional, state, local or tribal agencies/consortia or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality
  • Non-profit agencies or institutions that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to  people or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets; or have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality

Eligible Use of Funding:

  • Buses
  • Medium or heavy duty trucks
  • Marine engines
  • Locomotives
  • Non-road engines or vehicles used in: construction, handling of cargo, agriculture, mining, energy production

At least half the funds will be for the benefit of public fleets.  This includes private fleets contracted or leased for public purposes, such as private school buses, refust haulers, or equipment at public ports.