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2021 National DERA RFA


EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in competitive grant funding under the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) National Grants Program. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through ( no later than Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 11:59  p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

Important Dates

Activity Date
Request for Application (RFA) OPEN Thursday, January 14, 2021
Deadline for Submittal of Questions
Questions and Answers (PDF)(16 pp, 257 K,  January 14, 2021)
March 5, 2021 at 4 pm ET
Deadline for Applications March 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET
Notification of Selected Applicants April-May, 2021
Funding of Awards June-October, 2021

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