State and Local Agency Information (September 17, 2019)

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Department of Economic and Community Affairs







  Alaska Energy Authority Betsy McGregor
(907) 771-3957


Click here   Department of Administration/Grants and Federal Resources

Matthew D. Hanson
(602) 542-7567


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ADEQ has an email list where interested persons can subscribe for information updates about Arkansas programs under the Environmental Mitigation Trust.

On September 5, 2017, ADEQ issued a Request for Information (RFI) on what eligible mitigation actions should be included in Arkansas’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

On June 25, 2018, ADEQ submitted the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee.

ADEQ is in the process of developing certifications for the programs discussed in the final Arkansas Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

Department of Environmental Quality

VW BMP Contact
Tricia Jackson Treece
(501) 682-0055

ABC Pilots, EVSE Programs Contact
Patti Springs
(501) 682-8065

Clean Fuels, SAFER Programs Contact
Deiona McKnight
(501) 682-0641


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On June 28, 2018, CARB submitted to the Trustee its approved Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for California’s allocation of the VW Mitigation Trust.  The Plan was approved by the Board at a public meeting on May 25, 2018, following a 7-month public process with valuable public input.  Three California air districts will be administering the projects identified in the plan on a statewide basis and will be conducting public meetings beginning this fall to finalize the implementation details, including application process and requirements. California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Lisa Williams
(916) 324-7582



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Click here for Colorado's Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

  Department of Public Health and Environment Christine Hoefler
(303) 692-3148

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On April 26, 2018, Connecticut submitted its final mitigation plan to Wilmington Trust.  Applications for the first round of funding under Connecticut's Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program were accepted between May 30, 2018 and July 31, 2018 for Eligible Mitigation Action Options 1-8. Both non-government and government entities were eligible to apply for funding. A total of $12.18 million was awarded to fund ten clean air projects in Connecticut.  Some of the awarded projects include 14 electric transit/shuttle buses, 17 CNG refuse trucks, a diesel ferry repower, and multiple diesel school bus and truck replacements.  Information on all awarded projects can be found at on the “Administrative Archives” Page. The goal is to announce a new round of funding sometime in 2019.  Please sign up for CT’s VW Email list in order to be notified of future opportunities under the program.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Louis Corsino
(860) 424-3544

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) finalized the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Plan in December 2018.  DNREC is in the process of replacing 57 state owned school buses using DERA and VW settlement funds under Phase 1 Year 1.   DNREC recently closed a Request for Project Proposals on Phase 2.  The projects selected will begin next year. Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – Division of Air Quality Deanna Cuccinello
(302) 739-9402

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Click here for Florida’s Public Outreach Presentation

Click here for Florida’s Volkswagen Settlement Email Subscription List

On March 13, 2018, FDEP announced a series of public informational meetings and the opening of a 60-day online public survey and written comments period, the results of which the Department will use in the development of Florida’s State Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. Over this 60-day period, FDEP facilitated five in-person meetings throughout the state and two webinars. FDEP will post a summary of the survey results and a Question and Answer document after the survey and comment period closes May 12, 2018. FDEP will then develop a draft Mitigation Plan over the summer which will be made publicly available. Florida Department of Environmental Protection John Paul Fraites
(850) 717-9021



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The Governor’s Office has created a website for solicitation of public comments on the VW settlement agreement. Please direct any inquiries to this website. Office of Planning and Budget Chris Wells
(404) 656-3861

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  Hawaii State Energy Office
Department of Business Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)

Margaret Larson

June Chee
(808) 587-2663
Email (for direct inquiries)


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Click here for Idaho’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment program description  and here for pplication for settlement funds.

Click here for Idaho’s Vehicle Replacement program application guide and here for application for settlement funds.


Idaho’s DEQ submitted their final BMP to the Trust in May 2018.
Idaho has two concurrently running programs for VW Settlement Fund requests:  
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Program:  and the Vehicle Replacement Program:  this program will utilize 15% of the funds provided to Idaho for mitigating emission effects of light-duty vehicles.  The application period for this program will remain open until EVSE funding is expended.  For questions or information, please contact Katie Pegan at
Vehicle Replacement Program:  DEQ is accepting applications for the Volkswagen Settlement Fund Vehicle Replacement Program to replace older, higher emissions diesel vehicles with new, cleaner diesel, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles.  Applications must be received by January 31, 2019 for this first funding cycle.  For questions or information, please contact G. Michael Brown at
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

G. Michael Brown
(208) 373-0232

Paula Wilson


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The Illinois EPA has submitted its BMP to the Trust and has developed a new program, Driving a Cleaner Illinois, to distribute the funds.  First round funds were allocated to transit and electric school bus projects.  Applications are being accepted for the second round of funding which comprise electric school bus projects in the Metro-East St. Louis area.  2nd round applications are due by July 16, 2019.  Project applicants can access the Notice of Funding Opportunity on Illinois’ Driving a Cleaner Illinois website or Illinois’ GATA website.  Potential project applicants and other interested groups and individuals can sign up for the Driving a Cleaner Illinois listserv on the website. Environmental Protection Agency

Brad Frost
(217) 782-7027




Click here Indiana Department of Environmental Management Shawn Seals
(317) 233-0425 
Iowa Click here The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) is the lead agency. They created a state agency working group that includes the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Department of Administrative Services, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Justice, and Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa submitted its Beneficiary Management Plan to the Trustee on August 8, 2018.  The plan is available on the website.
The state announced a first round of VW grant funding on November 15, 2018.  $4,900,000 total was made available with $3,150,000 for Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus, and Transit Bus; $1,050,000 for Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks; and $700,000 for Non-Road Transport and Equipment mitigation actions.  The application period closed on January 18, 2019 and the Iowa DOT received 64 eligible grant applications with a total funding request of $4,887,296 (total project cost was $21,023,364) to reduce diesel emissions under this program.   Announcements for first awardees should be in late April/May 2019.  The next round of funding is TBD.  Sign up for Iowa’s VW Email listserv in order to be notified of future opportunities under the program.
Department of Transportation

IDOT contacts:
Stuart Anderson
(515) 239-1661

Zac Bitting
(515) 239-1713

IDNR contact:
Marnie Stein
(515) 725-9555


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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has completed the public process for receiving comments on the final draft of the Kansas plan. Plan was uploaded to the trust on August 6, 2018. Past efforts include participation in four information sessions across the state in late summer of 2017 and an informal request for information period in the fall of 2018. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Kathleen Waters

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Kentucky’s website includes information on the overall Volkswagen Settlement and specifically the Environmental Mitigation Trust – 
Kentucky released the Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on August 17, 2018 and comments were due by September 17, 2018.  A public meeting to take comments on the draft plan was held on September 5, 2018.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Office of Energy Policy

Rick Bender
(502) 782-6888
Lona Brewer
(502) 782-6899


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  Department of Environmental Quality Perry Theriot
(225) 219-3258 

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The website includes the Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan; Information on Maine’s funding process thus far; Notice of Interest for Appendix D-2 Eligible Actions; Draft Sample Application for Appendix D-2 Eligible Actions; Maine’s VW Eligible Mitigation Actions 1-8, which lists final match requirements for actions; a flowchart of Maine’s VW Settlement Process; all of the comments received thus far; and contact information for the four funding pathways identified in the BMP, which was filed with the Trustee on March 20, 2018.  Maine’s submitted its first requests for funding to the Trustee on April 19, 2018. Maine Department of Transportation Lynne Cayting

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The Maryland Department of the Environment finalized its BMP and submitted it to the Trustee in February of 2019. A project proposal period for eligible projects to be selected for funding closed on May 6th, 2019. This proposal period focused only on vehicle based projects. Proposals for zero emission vehicle infrastructure will continue to be accepted as MDE continues to develop the scope and criteria for this portion of the funding. Department of the Environment Tim Shepherd
(410) 537-3236

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Massachusetts has issued application materials for a $7.5 million VW Open Solicitation and $5 million for charging station grants.  See the website and matrix for details.  Department of Environmental Protection Email

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) released it’s first funding opportunity on December 19, 2018, to replace eligible school buses.  The Request for Proposals for electric school buses closed February 15, 2019.  EGLE is working with the applicant to complete a grant agreement.  The Request for Proposals for propane and diesel fueled school buses is open until October 15, 2019.  The Request for Proposal and more information on the Michigan Fuel Transformation Program can be found at Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Debbie Swartz (Primary Contact for VW Settlement)
(517) 284-6903

Robert Jackson (Primary Contact for VW ZEV Projects)
(517) 930-6163

Minnesota Click here Minnesota’s website has information on public and stakeholder meetings and summaries of public input to date. Minnesota finalized the BMP in April 2018, and is currently issuing RFP’s for various projects.  Minnesota plans on offering grants for projects later in the fall of 2018. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Rocky Sisk
(651) 757-2173

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  Department of Environmental Quality Email

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Missouri finalized its BMP in August 2018 and submitted it to the trustee.  Application periods for several categories are opening in the second half of 2018. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Air Pollution Control Program
(573) 751-4817

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Montana’s Draft BMP is now available for public comment (deadline is 5 p.m. August 20, 2018).  There will be an informational webinar/session on August 7. More information is on the website.  Department of Environmental Quality

Kyla Maki
(406) 444-6478


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Nebraska DEQ submitted the state’s initial Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee in January 2018.  Funds have been allocated to the DERA program (25%), school bus replacements (25%), transit bus replacements (10%), EV charging (10%), and Eligible Actions Based on Demand (25%).  Rebate programs in several of these categories are being funded through the Trust.  Information on the programs is available on the Department’s VW Settlement web page.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Randy Smith
(402) 471-4272
Nevada Click here   Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
State Commission on the Control of Emissions from Motor Vehicles will work in advisory capacity

Joe Perreira
(775) 687-9416

New Hampshire

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New Hampshire’s Beneficiary Environmental Mitigation Plan, submitted to the Trustee on September 7, 2018, is available on the Volkswagen page of the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (Lead Agency) website.  An initial project solicitation utilizing Volkswagen funding and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding administered through the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services State Clean Diesel Program began on October 1, 2018.  On January 9, 2019, Governor & Council approved a Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust project to partially fund the purchase and replacement of NHDOT diesel vehicles. Office of Strategic Initiatives Joseph Doiron
(603) 271-2155
New Jersey

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In February 2019, NJDEP announced its first round of projects. Department of Environmental Protection Peg Hanna/Melissa Evanego
(609) 292-7953
New Mexico

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The State will receive about $18 million from the mitigation trust. For the first round of funding, disbursement of almost $6 million of these funds is occurring in 2019 for 7 projects (113 vehicles) including new school buses, a public works vehicle in San Juan County, airport electric ground support equipment and infrastructure, and CNG-powered refuse vehicles. Proposals are being sought through Nov. 15, 2019 for a second round of funding ($5 million) for the replacement of diesel vehicles with alternate fueled or electric vehicles, as well as light duty zero-emission vehicle supply equipment.


New Mexico Environment Department Kerwin Singleton
(505) 476-4350
New York

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NYSDEC worked with other NYS agencies to develop the Clean Transportation NY beneficiary mitigation plan.  Information on the settlement and a link to download our draft mitigation plan have been posted on our website.  There is also an email link included on the webpage for submitting comments on the proposed mitigation plan.   Department of Environmental Conservation NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
VW Settlement
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-8292
North Carolina

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Gov. Roy Cooper designated DEQ as the lead agency on Nov. 22, 2017. The Division of Air Quality manages the program and issued a Request for Information (RFI) on what eligible mitigation actions and priorities should be included in NC’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The RFI included several questions regarding plan priorities and development. Comments closed Dec. 31 and may be reviewed on our Volkswagen Settlement website. DAQ used the feedback to develop NC’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The plan for Phase 1 was submitted to the Trustee on September 20, 2018 and posted on our website on September 20, 2018. The state is currently drafting Request for Proposals for both the ZEV Infrastructure and other eligible categories to release in the fall of 2018.  Stakeholders may subscribe for email updates at Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality (DAQ)

Brian Phillips
Mobile Sources Compliance Branch Supervisor

Jill Vitas
(919) 707-8424
Grant Administrator

Robin Barrows
(919) 707-8445
Allied Programs Supervisor

North Dakota



Click here Department of Health Keith Hinnenkamp
(701) 328-5188
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Ohio EPA filed the state’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan with the VW trustee 5/31/18.  On October 23, the Agency announced 21 new grant awards totaling $15 million for vehicle and equipment replacement projects.. One hundred sixteen applications were submitted requesting more than $47 million, for the $15 million available to award this year. A webinar is planned for the spring of 2019 to go over lessons learned this cycle, before the next application cycle opens 6/3/19 with applications due by 3:00 p.m. 8/2/19.  Grant applications must be submitted through an online application form.  Ohio EPA will be reaching out to stakeholders in designated priority counties during the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019 to develop a prioritized list of sites for charging stations for light-duty vehicles.  The first Request for Proposals for installation of EV charging stations is expected to be released in late 2019.  To be added to the Interested Parties list for emailed updates on Ohio’s VW plan implementation and other diesel emission reduction grant opportunities, send contact information to



Ohio EPA Carolyn Watkins

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Oklahoma submitted a BMP to the trust on June 8, 2018. Funding programs will roll out in phases; Phase I is in the planning stage and includes DERA, an Alternative Fuel School Bus Program, and the ZEV Infrastructure Program. Oklahoma released RFPs for the DERA and Alternative Fuel School Bus Programs, both of which will be accepting project applications from October 17 - December 20, 2018. An RFP for ZEV Infrastructure funding was released November 29, 2018 and applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019. More information is available on the website. Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, with the Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment serving as oversight authority.

Cecelia Kleman 

Toni Payne


Click here for implementation status of the Initial Mitigation Plan.
Click here and here for the Pacific Northwest ZEV Investment Proposal


Oregon DEQ has posted its Initial Mitigation Plan for use of Environmental Mitigation Funds. Per legislative direction, the initial plan is to focus on upgrading diesel powered school buses either by replacement or installation of advanced exhaust controls. The plan will target 450 buses at minimum that have been selected in a random draw (see website). The state has requested funds from the Oregon allocation. DEQ will commence engaging with school districts as early as summer 2018 and afterward proceeding over the next four years to complete this portion of the plan. DEQ anticipates the Oregon Legislature will convene in 2019 to consider additional priorities and criteria for selection of future mitigation actions. 
OR and WA have issued a second joint ZEV Investment Proposal to Electrify America that outlines proposed projects under the ZEV Investment Fund element of the settlement. 


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Gerik Kransky
(503) 229- 5177



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As of May 2019, PA DEP has launched 5 programs under Driving PA Forward: Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program, DC Fast Charging and Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program, Class 8 Truck and Transit Bus Grant Program, Onroad Rebate Program (Class 4-7 trucks, school buses, shuttle buses – currently closed), and the PA State Clean Diesel Grant Program (DERA – currently closed). See the Driving PA Forward website for details.
PA was certified as a Beneficiary in January 2018.  DEP launched the ‘Driving PA Forward’ initiative on May 10, 2018, including a new website.  Driving PA Forward is the suite of 8 programs developed by DEP to disburse the settlement funds.  Information about Driving PA Forward and the funding programs is available at the link provided here.  Interested parties can also sign up for DEP’s Driving PA Forward Newsletter on the website. DEP submitted its final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee on May 14, 2018; it is available on the Driving PA Forward website.


Department of Environmental Protection Samantha Harmon or Valerie Shaffer
(717) 787-9495
Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia sent a questionnaire to stakeholders interested in participating in a project proposal for VW funding.  Many stakeholders expressed interest.  The agency leads a workgroup that consists of 40 different stakeholders that meet quarterly and discuss the VW mitigation plan status.   Rachel Andes
(215) 685-9422
Puerto Rico Click here   Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Luis Vierra
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Rhode Island

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Click here for informational presentation

Click here for the final BMP

Click here for comments received on BMP

Raimondo, Congressional Delegation Unveil RIPTA's First Electric Bus

Rhode Island's First Funding Request Approved by Trustee

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) has completed the public process for receiving comments. Funds will be used to replace Rhode Island Public Transit Agency (RIPTA) diesel buses with electric buses to reduce emissions, enhance air quality, and improve the state’s electric vehicle infrastructure. Department of Environmental Management Allison Archambault
(401) 222-2808 x2035
South Carolina

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Click here for the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

Click here to access the application manual for Request for Applications: Round 1

The SC Department of Insurance has created a website to provide information to the public relating to the settlement and to solicit public comments.  Copies of pertinent materials, including the draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan are available on this website.  
To sign up for email updates: (select “VW Settlement” distribution list under “News Flash”)

Department of Insurance


Kendall Buchanan
(803) 737-2420
South Dakota

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The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is announcing Round One of the VW truck program. During Round One there will be approximately $507,812 of Volkswagen trust funds available for replacing trucks.  The program provides rebates to assist state and local governmental agencies in purchasing new Class 4-8 local freight trucks to replace old, high-emitting diesel trucks. The primary goal of South Dakota’s VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Program is to facilitate the improvement and protection of the ambient air quality throughout South Dakota.Information about the program is available here. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Barb Regynski

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released a final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP).  TDEC expects to release project solicitations in this order:

(1) Class 4-8 School Buses;
(2) Class 4-8 Shuttle and Transit Buses;
(3) Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks, Class 8 Local Freight and Port Drayage Trucks; and
(4) Light Duty ZEV Supply Equipment.

Additional project solicitations for these categories will be released until eligible project funds are exhausted.  TDEC will also host workshops throughout the state and/or via webinar in order to provide the public with information regarding the proposal process, program and project eligibility, timelines for implementation, and reporting requirements. See link in first column.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (Office of Energy Programs)

Alexa Voytek

Molly Cripps
(615) 741- 2994



Click here for Texas Volkswagen settlement website


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released its final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on November 2018.  For copies of the plan and information on Texas’ program, visit the TCEQ’s VW website at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Sandra Lopez Hernandez
(512) 239-1862

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  Utah Department of Environmental Quality Lisa Burr
(801) 536-4019

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The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources released its final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on May 29, 2018. The Plan, and other information regarding Vermont’s implementation of the mitigation trust is available at For FY2019, the Vermont legislature has restricted the use of Vermont’s allocation of the mitigation trust funds to funding only zero-emission technologies and investments in EVSE. Therefore, vehicle or equipment replacements with non-electric technology will not be allowed in FY2019. Activities for FY2019 include the launch of an EVSE Grant Program and an Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program. Agency of Natural Resources

Heidi Hales
(802) 498-7338

Deirdra Ritzer

(802) 233-0852

Virginia Click here Virginia submitted a Beneficiary Mitigation Pan to the Trustee on August 9, 2018. 
DEQ awarded a contract to EVgo Services to develop a statewide public electric vehicle charging network.   See Governor Northam's press release here.
Department of Environmental Quality DEQ: Air Division

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Washington submitted its beneficiary mitigation plan to Wilmington Trust on November 6, 2018. As Washington’s lead agency, the Department of Ecology is developing an initial wave of funding opportunities. Washington’s initial funding focus includes:
  • On-road heavy duty vehicles, such as electric transit buses
  • Marine vessels, including electric ferries and tugs
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Ecology submitted to Wilmington Trust a $13,500,000 Appendix D-4 funding request for an electric transit bus program. Ecology anticipates announcing awards in the spring/summer 2019. Interested persons may visit Ecology’s VW website and subscribe to Ecology’s e-mail list to receive periodic updates about Washington’s mitigation trust activities. 
Working with the Washington Department of Health, Ecology added a “Diesel and Disproportionately Impacted Communities” index to the Washington Tracking Network’s online mapping tool.

Department of Ecology Brett Rude
(360) 407-6847
Michael Boyer
(360) 407-6863
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (Seattle, WA)

VW Settlement Project/Program Principles from Washington’s Local Clean Air Agencies

Puget Sound VW Fact Sheet

Western Washington Clean Cities Request for Potential Project Information

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Developed map of region highlighting census block groups that may respond to the emphasis on communities that have historically borne a disproportionate share of the pollution.  See last link to the left.

  Andrew Green
(206) 689-4053
West Virginia

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Once announced, the press release for the public comment period will appear here


The state’s draft mitigation plan is currently posted online and open for public comment thru Thursday, May 23, 2019. West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways Perry McCutcheon
(304) 558-9286

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For additional information and to subscribe to email updates please visit the VW Mitigation Program website Department of Administration

Beneficiary Lead Agency
James Langdon
(608) 264-6109



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Wyoming DEQ submitted its final mitigation plan to the Trustee in April 2018.  An RFP will be released by end of 2018 for NOx Reduction Projects.  Applications will be accepted in 1Q 2019.   Department of Environmental Quality Brial Hall
(307) 777-7753
District of Columbia

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Click here for the Request for Public Comment

Click here for a Request for Application for a switcher repowering.


DC DOEE finalized the District’s Spending Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Funds (Beneficiary Mitigation Plan) in July, 2018. In September 2019, DC awarded the Amtrak Switcher Replacement grant to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. More details can be found on DOEE’s website. DC Department of Energy and Environment Brittany Whited
(202) 645-9262

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