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Apply for a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Open Solicitation Grant

This competitive grant program provides public and private entities with funding for eligible diesel emissions reduction projects.
MassDEP is accepting applications through July 12, 2021.

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Please email cayla.paulding@mass.gov if you need assistance.

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  1. What to Know

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is accepting applications for approximately $2.1 million in funding for projects that will reduce diesel emissions from vehicles and equipment across the state.

    MassDEP is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and environmental justice (EJ) through its public investments. The agency seeks to prioritize the direction of these resources to benefit EJ communities and to address environmental inequities. To that end, MassDEP grant and funding programs include criteria and evaluation parameters that emphasize equity, diversity, and environmental justice, consistent with each program’s statutory authority and source of funding.

  2. Review the Instructions

    Please read the Guidance and Grant Requirements below for eligibility and selection criteria, as well as program procedures. 

  3. Apply Online

    Follow the link below to complete your application.

    Please Note: If your project involves one or more marine engines, you will also need to complete and attach the DERA Marine Engines Spreadsheet.

    MassDEP will accept applications for these competitive awards through July 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

    Please email cayla.paulding@mass.gov if you need assistance. Subscribe here to be placed on a mailing list for future funding opportunities.

  4. MassDEP Reviews Your Application

    After verifying your eligibility and checking your application for completeness, MassDEP will then assess all applications based on DERA Open Solicitation requirements and selection criteria (see Step 2 above).

    Upon your selection to receive a grant, MassDEP will issue you an approval letter and contract documents that specify the terms and conditions of your award.

  5. Complete Your DERA Open Solicitation Project

    Once you have signed and returned the contract documents to MassDEP, you should complete your project by September 30, 2022. If you are going to need more time, you may request an extension. You must do this at least one month before the above date, explain the reason for the delay, and provide a plan and timeline for completing your project. Extensions are granted at the agency's discretion.

    MassDEP will make incentive payments once all equipment is installed and operating, and you have submitted your final payment paperwork.

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