DERA National Grants Funding Opportunity

September 27, 2023by cowest

The 2022-2023 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants funding opportunity is still available.  The last few years have afforded many opportunities to replace old Diesel fuel vehicles with new cleaner options.  Many have been in the form of electric, or alternative fuel vehicles which may not have been an option earlier.

What is the Diesel Emission Reduction Act?

Below is a brief overview provided by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency):

What is the 2022-2023 DERA National Grant Program? Below is a brief overview provided by the EPA:

  • EPA anticipates awarding approximately $115 million in DERA funding under this FY22-FY23 National Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) available at
  • EPA anticipates that approximately 4-10 cooperative agreements will be made per each of the EPA’s ten regions, subject to the availability of funds, the quantity and quality of applications received, and the other applicable considerations.
  • Eligible diesel vehicles, engines, and equipment may include buses, heavy-duty highway vehicles, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad engines, equipment, or other vehicles.

Applications are due December 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET via

Additional information on the following can be found by visiting

  • Eligible Applicants
  • Application submission limits
  • Amount of funding available per application
  • Eligible vehicles, engines, and equipment
  • 2022-2023 DERA grant program application process

Those of us at Colorado/West Equipment, Inc, and Nebraska/Central Equipment, Inc. are committed to serving your passenger needs.  We are here to walk you through the application process should you feel it is a fit.  Please contact us today.

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