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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  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.

    Other incentives may be available for your project. See the table below to learn more.

    MassDEP Program These Entities are Eligible to Apply Learn More
    Fleets Municipal governments, public colleges/universities, and state agencies garaging fleet vehicles Web Page
    Multi-Unit Dwelling Charging Private, public, or non-profit dwellings with ten or more residential units Web Page
    Public Access Charging Non-residential private, public, or non-profit sites available for public use Web Page
    Workplace Charging Private, public, or non-profit workplaces with at least 15 employees on site Web Page
    Open Solicitation Private, public, or non-profit entities proposing other eligible Mitigation Actions under the VW Settlement This page (see below)

    For more detailed information about available funding, eligible entities and locations, and program requirements, see the Matrix of VW & MassEVIP Grant Programs below.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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