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Alabama

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Alaska

  

 

  Alaska Energy Authority Betsy McGregor
(907) 771-3957
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Arizona

 

Click here for Arizona's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan On June 8, 2018, the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) submitted its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to Wilmington Trust. The plan obligates $13 million to the replacement of on-road fleet vehicles to various state agencies and $38 million to the replacement of school buses statewide. Arizona's Lower-Emission School Bus Program has obligated all of its funds to 144 school districts statewide to replace 332 older diesel school buses with new diesel or alt-fuel buses. ADOA is currently working with school systems and agencies to process their reimbursements. To date 51 on-road fleet vehicles and 294 buses have been reimbursed.    Department of Administration/Grants and Federal Resources

Sarah Sanchez
(602) 542-0424
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Arkansas

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On November 26, 2019, DEQ submitted an amended Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee that supersedes earlier submissions in June 2018 and June 2019. This plan describes four new programs that DEQ intends to implement to reduce emissions using funding from the Volkswagen Settlement. These programs include an alternative fuel bus pilot program (ABC Pilots), an alternative fuels funding assistance program for repower/replacement of heavy-duty and medium-duty diesel local freight and drayage trucks and diesel buses (Clean Fuels Program), a rebate for light duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVSE Program), and a funding assistance program for Arkansas state agencies (SAFER) to repower/replace medium and heavy-duty diesel local freight and drayage trucks and diesel buses. This plan also reserves a small portion of settlement funds to supplement DEQ’s Go RED! program.

Department of Environmental Quality

VW BMP Contact
Tricia Jackson Treece
(501) 682-0055
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ABC Pilots, EVSE Programs Contact
Patti Springs
(501) 682-8065
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Clean Fuels, SAFER Programs Contact
Deiona McKnight
(501) 682-0641

California

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In June 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 in May 2018, following a 7-month public process with valuable public input.  Three California air districts are administering the projects identified in the plan statewide and have conducted public meetings to finalize implementation details.  The first installment of funding is currently underway. California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Lisa Williams
(916) 324-7582
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Colorado

 

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

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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 and 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. Applications for a second round of funding were accepted between August 1, 2019 and September 16, 2019 and a total of $6.25 million was awarded to fund an additional 15 clean air projects in Connecticut. Some of the second round awarded projects include two electric transit/shuttle buses, six propane delivery trucks, ten CNG refuse trucks, a diesel ferry repower, and multiple diesel school bus and truck replacements.  Information on all awarded projects can be found at www.ct.gov/deep/vw on the “Administrative Archive” Page. 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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Delaware

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) updated the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Plan in February 2020.  DNREC completed the 1st year of Phase 1 by replacing 57 state owned school buses using DERA and VW Settlement funds.  DNREC is in the process of replacing an additional 24 school buses under Phase 1 year 2 using VW Settlement funds.  DNREC is also in the process of replacing an excavator, 10 refuse trucks as compressed natural gas, and 1 diesel school bus as an electric bus using DERA and VW Settlement funds under Phase 2.  DNREC also has an open solicitation for privately owned school buses and projects in all eligible mitigation action categories under Phase 3.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) closes on June 1, 2020. Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – Division of Air Quality Deanna Cuccinello
(302) 739-9402
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Florida

Click here for Florida’s Volkswagen Settlement Website

Click here for Florida’s Public Outreach Presentation

Click here for Florida’s Volkswagen Settlement Email Subscription List

Florida’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan was finalized in October, 2019.
FDEP has an open Request for Applications for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - Phase 1 ending May 7, 2020.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection John Paul Fraites
(850) 717-9021
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Georgia

 

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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

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The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) posted on its website Hawaii’s third D-4 Funding Request for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Funds (Trust Funds) to expand Hawaii’s statewide electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and support the state’s fleet electrification efforts.  The funding request was submitted in October 2019 and was reviewed and approved by the Volkswagen Settlement Trustee (Wilmington Trust) on December 16, 2019. Per Hawaii’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, Section 6.3.2, the funding request was submitted for the eligible fifteen percent (15%) of Trust Funds for Eligible Mitigation Action #9 – Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Supply Equipment. The requested $1,218,750 of Trust funds will contribute towards the purchase, installation, and maintenance of approximately 20-30 light duty EV charging stations, which may include a mix of Level 1 chargers, Level 2 chargers, and DC fast chargers. The program will focus on locations (1) available to the public at government owned properties, (2) available at workplaces or (3) that support charging network connectivity statewide. More information on Hawaii’s involvement in the Volkswagen Settlement and Hawaii’s mitigation plan can be found at: http://energy.hawaii.gov/vw Hawaii State Energy Office
Department of Business Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)

June Chee
(808) 587-2663
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Idaho

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Click here for Idaho’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment program description  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 Katie.Pegan@OER.Idaho.gov.
Vehicle Replacement Program (VRP):  DEQ’s is now accepting applications to participate in the 2020 VW VRP; applications are due June 1, 2020.  The DEQ’s 2019 VW VRP is underway with vehicle replacement rebate requests coming in and Trust rebate payments being disbursed as projects are completed; a summary of awarded projects may be found here. DEQ’s VRP provides funding opportunities to replace older, higher emissions diesel vehicles or engines with new, cleaner diesel, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles or engines. For questions or information, please contact G. Michael Brown at G.Michael.Brown@deq.idaho.gov

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

G. Michael Brown
(208) 373-0232
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Illinois

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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. Funding rounds will be announced through the website and listserv.  Project applicants can access Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) 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
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Indiana

 

 

Click here Indiana Department of Environmental Management Shawn Seals
(317) 233-0425 
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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
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Jared Smith
(515) 239-1713
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IDNR contact:
Marnie Stein
(515) 725-9555
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Kansas

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As of 10/31/2019, KDHE is in the process of finalizing school bus awards using the first trust funding request of approximately $309,000. The DERA-option category was addressed in this first request. The second funding request of approximately $2.3 million will be used for an additional school bus round and a separate opportunity for non-road sources. The DERA-option category was addressed in this second request. KDHE anticipates addressing other mitigation categories in 2020. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Kathleen Waters
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Kentucky

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Kentucky’s website includes information on the overall Volkswagen Settlement and specifically the Environmental Mitigation Trust – Kentucky’s General Assembly approved eligible action categories to include in the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and provided the appropriation to utilize those funds for those categories in April 2020, with the spending authority beginning in July 2020.  The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet will be finalizing the BMP for submittal to the National Trustee to incorporate the legislatively approved Actions contained in the Settlement. Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Office of Energy Policy

Kenya Stump
(502) 782-7083
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Lona Brewer
(502) 782-6899
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Louisiana 

 

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

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Funding process thus far:  
Maine VW Settlement Funds
Awarded $3 million to Efficiency Maine for EVSE
Award made to ChargePoint to install DCFC at 7 locations
Award made for 47 public Level II
Awarded $4.6 million to replace 73 school buses 2006 and older, 16 new buses were propane, I electric
Awarded $2.5 million to DERA to repower commercial fishing vessels, replace school buses, and replace an ash hauler heavy-duty vehicle with all electric
Awarded $3 million to purchase 4 electric transit buses and EVSE
Awarded $320,000 to replace 4 drayage trucks
Awarded $677,314 to replace 16 transit buses
Awarded $1,371,787 to replace municipal vehicles.
Maine Department of Transportation Lynne Cayting
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Maryland

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Maryland received approx. $75.7 million in funding under VW and is using approx. $11.3 million on zero emission vehicle infrastructure and $63 million on vehicle replacements. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) received over forty proposals under its vehicle replacement portion of its VW funding.    MDE is in the process of reviewing these proposals and expects to be finished by the end of June.  Maryland has submitted ten proposals to the Trustee for final approval.  These projects total approx $6 million in VW funding and include projects such as drayage trucks, trash haulers, school buses and shuttle buses.  MDE is working with the Maryland Energy Administration to complete the zero emission vehicle infrastructure portion of its VW funding.  MDE expects to begin accepting proposals for infrastructure funding in the summer of 2020. Department of the Environment Tim Shepherd
(410) 537-3236
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Massachusetts

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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
Michigan

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) released its first funding opportunity on December 19, 2018, to replace eligible diesel school buses. Subsequently, a total of 26 grant agreements have been executed to replace a total of 317 school buses. Seventeen will be all-electric school buses, 93 will be propane school buses and 190 will be diesel school buses. A second Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released in mid-2020 to replace eligible diesel transit buses, shuttle buses, medium trucks, large trucks, and port drayage trucks. A third RFP to replace eligible freight switchers, tug boats, ferry boats, port cargo handling equipment, fork lifts, and airport ground support equipment is projected for late 2020. Information on the Michigan Fuel Transformation Program and the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Electric School Bus Pilot Project can be found at www.michigan.gov/EGLEFTP. Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Debbie Swartz (Primary Contact for VW Settlement)
(517) 284-6903
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Robert Jackson (Primary Contact for VW ZEV Projects)
(517) 930-6163
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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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Mississippi

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Mississippi has submitted the BMP. The state is in the process of developing an application package, but due to state leadership change, has not been able to finalize it. Department of Environmental Quality Email
Missouri

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Missouri finalized its BMP in August 2018 and submitted it to the trustee. Application periods for several categories opened in the first half of 2020, with another application period anticipated in the fall of 2020. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Air Pollution Control Program
(573) 751-4817
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Montana

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Montana has developed a Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan(BMP) (released November 2018).  The Final BMP anticipates that Montana will allocate: 
55% of Environmental Mitigation funds towards medium-heavy duty vehicle replacements
15% of funds towards electric vehicle charging infrastructure 
10% for vehicle replacement projects based on demand 
5% towards the DERA option 
No greater than 15% of the funds on Administration, Marketing and Education 
DEQ has funding available until August 2020 for Level 2 electric vehicle charging infrastructure through the Charge Your Ride Montana program The Request for Applications can be found on DEQ’s Mitigation website
The Clean Transit bus replacement program is a rolling application period like the Charge Your Ride. The first application deadline is July 1. Here are links to the RFA and the application.
The Clean School bus replacement program: this year Montana supplemented the DERA funding with VW funds to unlock an EPA match. The state is prioritizing funding an electric school bus. So far 6 Low NOx propane buses and two regular propane have been purchased. Here’s a link to the RFA that includes the application; applications are due June 30.
Department of Environmental Quality

Neal Ullman
(406) 444-6582
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Nebraska

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The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is updating Nebraska’s BMP to adjust funding allocations to 52% for school bus replacements, 18% for DERA projects, 15% for EV Charging Infrastructure, 10% for transit bus replacements, and 5% for administrative costs.  As of May 2020, completed and ongoing projects have funded replacement of 102 school buses, 4 public transit buses, 7 refuse trucks, and 58 all-electric replacements of diesel irrigation engines.  The current EV Charging program expects to fund the acquisition and installation of 54 chargers that will be available to the public at 35 locations in 18 Nebraska counties over the next two years.  A final round of school bus replacements will launch in June 2020, and funding for DERA projects will continue for several years.

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Randy Smith
(402) 471-4272
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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
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New Hampshire

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New Hampshire’s Beneficiary Environmental Mitigation Plan is available on the Volkswagen page of the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (Lead Agency) website.  The State Environmental Mitigation Trust is currently funding Eligible Mitigation Activities such as a School Bus Replacement project with the Manchester Transit Authority and vehicle replacement projects with the State Departments of Safety, Corrections and Fish & Game.  Additionally, a corridor-based DCFC RFP utilizing a portion of the State’s funding allocated towards EVSE is also being pursued.  The annual State Clean Diesel Program administered through the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services continues through the use of DERA and Environmental Mitigation Trust funding.  Office of Strategic Initiatives Lisa Cota-Robles
(603) 271-8341
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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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New Mexico received $17,982,660.90 from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) awarding $5,964,208 for seven projects during the first round of funding. These projects will replace 113 older diesel-fueled vehicles with new cleaner vehicles including: new school buses, public works vehicles, airport electric ground support equipment and infrastructure, and CNG-powered refuse vehicles.
NMED revised their Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) during the summer of 2019. The revised BMP directs unallocated funds toward the replacement of diesel-fueled vehicles with alternate-fueled and all-electric vehicles, and has reduced the amount of funding available via the DERA option to 3% of the total allocation. New Mexico remains committed to allocating 15% of the total funding (approximately $2.7 million) towards light duty zero-emission vehicle (LDZEV) infrastructure and has added a goal to focus efforts on a complete statewide electric vehicle charging network. Proposals are being sought through January 9, 2020 for a second round of funding ($5 million) for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel vehicles with alternate fueled or electric vehicles, as well as LDZEV infrastructure and supply equipment.

 

 

New Mexico Environment Department Kerwin Singleton
(505) 476-4350
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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 draft mitigation plan have been posted on our website.  Department of Environmental Conservation NYSDEC
Division of Air Resources
VW Settlement
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-8292
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North Carolina

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On June 17, 2019, NC DEQ released Phase 1 Request for Proposals for two grant programs the Diesel Bus and Vehicle Program and Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure DC Fast Program
In Phase 1 of the program, $24.5 million in funds was allocated to the Diesel Bus and Vehicle Program to assist interested parties to mitigate NOx emissions by replacing or repowering older diesel heavy duty vehicles and equipment. Additionally, $3.4 million in funds was allocated to the Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure DC Fast Program to increase the installation of direct current fast charging stations for electric vehicles primarily along identified priority corridors on North Carolina interstates and pending interstates. Applications for both programs were accepted until September 30, 2019.
A Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program solicitation for Level 2 charging infrastructure will be released at a later date. 
The NC Volkswagen Team has completed scoring of each application based on the criteria established in the RFPs. With these scores, the Program Selection Committees have determined which applications under each program will be funded and at what funding level. The Program Selection Committees will have their recommendations presented to the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in the Spring of 2020.  
Stakeholders may subscribe for email updates at daq.NC_VWGrants@ncdenr.gov.
Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality (DAQ)

Brian Phillips
Mobile Sources Compliance Branch Supervisor
(919)707-8426
Email

Jill Vitas
(919) 707-8424
Grant Administrator
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Robin Barrows
(919) 707-8445
Allied Programs Supervisor
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North Dakota

 

 

Click here Department of Health Keith Hinnenkamp
(701) 328-5188
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Ohio Click here

Ohio EPA filed the state’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan with the VW trustee 5/31/18, envisioning awarding $15 million annually for vehicle replacements and repowers in 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Projects funded in 2018 and 2019 are listed by category on the progra website. The application cycle for 2020 will open June 1, with a deadline at 3:00 p.m. on Friday August 7, 2020. Grant applications must be submitted through an online application form. Ohio EPA will offer two webinars for prospective applicants in early June. The first Request for Proposals for installation of EV charging stations is expected to be released later in 2020. 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 derg@epa.ohio.gov.

 

Ohio EPA Carolyn Watkins
(614)644-3768
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Oklahoma

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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 
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Toni Payne
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Oregon

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 plan for use of Environmental Mitigation funds. Per legislative direction, the initial focus is to upgrade diesel powered school buses either by replacement or installation of advanced exhaust controls. DEQ will target 450 buses at minimum that have been selected in a random draw (see website). 
The Oregon Legislature convened in 2019 and provided additional priorities and criteria for selection of future mitigation actions. HB 2007 authorizes DEQ to fully disburse Oregon’s remaining Environmental Mitigation funds. DEQ will complete an adminstrative rulemaking for the grant program to specify application requirements, project selection criteria, and other requirements pursuant to the preferences included in statute. Estimated rulemaking timeline will be complete in late 2020. Estimated grant program launch is early 2021. 

 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Gerik Kransky
(503) 229- 5177
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Pennsylvania

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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. PA has developed an informational flyer summarizing their programs.

 

Department of Environmental Protection Samantha Harmon or Valerie Shaffer
(717) 787-9495
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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
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Puerto Rico Click here   Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Luis Sierra
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Rhode Island

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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 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
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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: doi.sc.gov/notifyme (select “VW Settlement” distribution list under “News Flash”)

Department of Insurance

 

Kendall Buchanan
(803) 737-2420
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South Dakota

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The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announces that Round Three of the VW truck program will be open for application from June 1 through June 26, 2020.  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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Tennessee

Click here for Tennessee and the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement
Click here for the BMP 

Click here for Presentations and Upcoming Events

Click here for Project Solicitations

 

 

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
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Molly Cripps
(615) 741- 2994
Email

 

Texas

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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 www.TexasVWFund.org. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Sandra Lopez Hernandez
(512) 239-1862
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Utah

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

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The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources released its final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan on May 29, 2018, which was revised on December 20, 2019. The Plan, and other information regarding Vermont’s implementation of the mitigation trust is available at http://dec.vermont.gov/air-quality/vw. Based in part on input from the public, other state agencies and the legislature, Vermont is focusing on electrification projects. Vermont is currently implementing an Electric School & Transit Bus Pilot, in which three schools and a transit agency will be replacing a total of eight diesel buses with electric buses. Vermont has also implemented an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grant Program, in which more than $1 million in awards have been made to support the purchase and installation of Level 2 and DC fast charging stations across the state and another $1.7 million in funding will be awarded in summer of 2020 for the expansion of Vermont’s DC fast charging network.  Additionally, Vermont anticipates the release of a Request for Proposals for all eligible mitigation actions, targeting electrification projects only, during spring/summer 2020. Agency of Natural Resources

Heidi Hales
(802) 498-7338
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Deirdra Ritzer

(802) 233-8052
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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.Virginia submitted a Beneficiary Mitigation Pan to the Trustee on August 9, 2018.  To date, Virginia has allocated $48 million out of a total of $93.6 million for following eligible mitigation actions: 
  • $14 million - Light duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • $14 million - Battery electric public transit buses 
  • $20 million - Battery electric public school buses with a $1.5 million dollar set-aide for propane buses when electric is not feasible
Department of Environmental Quality DEQ: Air Division
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Washington

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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
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Michael Boyer
(360) 407-6863
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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

For map, click here

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
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West Virginia

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The state’s mitigation plan was finalized May 29, 2019 and is available on website.  WV is actively pursuing funding requests per plan. West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways Perry McCutcheon
(304) 558-9286
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Wisconsin

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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

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Wyoming DEQ continues to make progress with the implementation of its mitigation plan and its disbursement of the allocated $8.125 million as outlined in the mitigation plan. The Volkswagen funds have been obligate for the following:
  1. Matching funds for the State's federally awarded Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant
  2. Extension of the State's school bus replacement program
  3. Awarding qualifying projects through the State's NOx reduction program

Developing Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Charging Infrastructure in the State
Of the $8.125 million, obligated expenditures total $4.194,936, leaving $4,011,890 

Department of Environmental Quality Brian Hall
(307) 777-7753
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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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