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DEMP - Volkswagen Settlement and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

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.

DEMP Initiatives

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - Phase 2

The Department is currently developing the EVCI Phase 2 Request for Applications (RFA) to include 14 segments along Interstate 10 plus 18 segments to complete charging corridors along Phase 1 routes. The Department will publish a notice via the Florida Administrative Register, the Vendor Bid System, the Department's website and the email service (sign up at the bottom of this page) for EVCI Phase 2. Please look for the publishing of the RFA within the next few weeks. The Department will be seeking applications for charging stations at the following Phase 2 segments, specified by exit number (subject to change):

Segment Number Interstate Eligible Exits
1 10 7 through 17
2 10 26 through 31
3 10 56 and 70
4 10 85 and 96
5 10 112 through 130
6 10 142 only
7 10 174 and 181
8 10 192 through 209
9 10 217 and 225
10 10 258 and 262
11 10 283 only
12 10 301 only
13 10 333 through 343
14 10 351 through 362
15 95 1 through 16
16 95 33 through 42
17 95 57 through 66
18 95 96 through 102
19 95 215 through 223
20 95 249 only
21 95 298 and 305
22 95 341 through 348
23 75 143 through 164
24 75 220 through 224
25 75 240 through 257
26 75 352 through 358
27 75 382 and 384
28 75 423 and 427
29 4 27 through 38
30 4 48 through 62
31 4 64 through 72
32 4 98 through 114

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.

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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October 22, 2020 - 11:42am

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