RALEIGH – More than $694,000 in grant money is available to fund clean diesel projects, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality announced Tuesday.
The North Carolina Division of Air Quality is accepting proposals for a wide range of projects that include repowering nonroad construction or agricultural equipment with cleaner burning engines, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels and repowering a locomotive, according to the release.
The division will prioritize the funding, which is through Mobile Source Diesel Emission Reduction Grant program, for nonroad equipment projects. Proposals for on-road and locomotive projects will be considered if funding is available.
Individuals, businesses and organizations from the public and private sector may apply by the 5 p.m. Nov. 2 deadline to be considered.
The 2018 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program, which is funding is to support projects designed to achieve significant diesel emissions reductions.