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Apply for a VW Open Solicitation Grant

Grants are available to public and private entities for eligible projects that will reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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To be notified of future opportunities, please email vw.settlement@mass.gov to be placed on the mailing list.

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  1. What to Know

    The VW Open Solicitation is one of several Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) open grant programs aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while driving technological and policy innovation across Massachusetts. Grant funding of $7.5 million is available for eligible projects.

    Volkswagen Settlement funds are available for Eligible Mitigation Actions, as summarized in the document below.

    Please Note: If your project is not eligible for a VW Open Solicitation Grant, scroll to Step 6 below to Learn About Other MassEVIP Programs for which you might be eligible.

  2. Review the Guidance & Instructions

    Please read both the VW Open Solicitation Application Guidance & Grant Requirements and Responses to Questions About VW Open Solicitation Grants* documents below, and keep them handy for reference as you complete your application in Step 3.
    *The deadline for submitting questions was March 4, 2019.

  3. Prepare & Submit Your Application

    The application period has ended. See the More info section below to learn more.

  4. MassDEP Reviews Your Application

    The agency will check your application for completeness and verify your eligibility. MassDEP will then assess all applications based on the requirements and selection criteria contained in the VW Open Solicitation Application Guidance & Grant Requirements document (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 VW Open Solicitation Project

    Once you have signed and returned the contract documents to MassDEP, you will have 18 months to complete your project in accordance with the contract.

  6. Learn About Other MassEVIP Programs

    If you are not eligible to apply for MassEVIP funding through the program described on this page, you may qualify for others. For more detailed information about available funding, eligible entities and locations, and requirements, follow the links in this table or see the matrix below.

    Program Eligible to Apply
    Direct Current Fast Charging Non-residential private, public, or non-profit sites available for public use and educational campuses with at least 15 students on site
    Fleets Municipal governments, public colleges/universities, and state agencies (fleet vehicles only)
    Multi-Unit Dwelling & Educational Campus Charging Private, public, or non-profit dwellings with five or more residential units and educational campuses with at least 15 students on site
    Public Access Charging Non-residential public, private, or non-profit sites available for public use
    Workplace & Fleet Charging Private, public, or non-profit workplaces with at least 15 employees on site, and private, public or non-profit locations where fleet vehicles are garaged

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As part of the VW Settlement Open Solicitation initiative, the Baker-Polito Administration in December 2019 awarded $7.5 million in grants for 98 projects that will support the purchase of electric vehicles, diesel-hybrid electric waste collection trucks, liquid-propane-gas school buses, cleaner-diesel trucks and ferry engines, and a marine shore-power installation in Massachusetts. See the list of recipients below.

To be notified of future opportunities, please email vw.settlement@mass.gov to be placed on the mailing list.

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