The Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program (DEMP) utilizes funds from the Volkswagen Settlement and EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program for projects which mitigate mobile sources of emissions. For more information about the Volkswagen Settlement and the Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries, please select the following link: Volkswagen Settlement Information. All DEMP activities related to the Volkswagen Settlement are guided by the state's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. To download a copy of the Mitgation Plan, please select the following link: Florida's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.
Current Funding Opportunities
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - Phase 1
The Department initially posted a competitive grant funding opportunity for Level 3 (DC Fast) electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) on February 10, 2020, for a period of 60 days. The Department extended the application period for an additional 30 days and accepted applications submitted before May 7, 2020, at 5:00 PM E.T. Links to EVCI Phase 1 Request for Applications (RFA), and the responses to the RFA question period are linked below.
The Department has evaluated all applications and is awarding grants for all twenty-seven segments identified in the EVCI Phase 1 RFA. A list of the awarded applicants for each of the twenty-seven segments and a map of the project locations are linked below.
The closed RFA and Agency Decisions/Notice of Award is also available through the Vendor Bid System (VBS) at the following link: http://www.myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.main_menu. For the VBS posting search, the closed RFA is EVCI-RFA-01 and the Agency Decisions post is EVCI-RFA-01-AD.
DERA State Grant - Marine Vessel Engine and Drayage Truck Replacements
The Department is currently administering grant funding for a marine vessel engine replacement project and drayage truck replacement diesel emissions reduction projects eligible under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). Marine engine projects are eligible if the primary activity of the marine vessel is to provide service to in-state destinations. All funded projects will be completed within the strict parameters of the state and federal budget. For more information about the DERA program, including specific eligibility, cost-share requirements, and past projects, please visit the Department's DERA State Grant Program webpage or contact the Division of Air Resource Management directly at VWMitigation@FloridaDEP.gov.
Electric School Bus Project - Initial Phase
In late 2019, the Department made $5 million available for an initial phase to replace old diesel school buses with electric school buses. This initial phase prioritized school districts within an Air Quality Priority Area designated in the Mitigation Plan. The Department will provide an update on the initial phase in the near future.
News and Information
DEP has established an email list for parties interested in following developments related to the Volkswagen Settlement, DERA, and as the Department develops and administers project-specific funding under DEMP. Please visit DEP's subscription page to sign up for email updates.
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