The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (department) is an awardee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program. The department plans on consistent participation in the DERA State Grant Program as part of Florida’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program (DEMP). This page is dedicated to informing prospective project partners about the DEP’s DERA activities, eligibility requirements and up-to-date information about funding opportunities.
Florida’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program (DEMP) utilizes funds from the Volkswagen Settlement and EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program for projects that mitigate diesel emissions from mobile sources.
For more information about the Volkswagen Settlement and the Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries, please visit the Volkswagen Settlement Information.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.