2018 National DERA RFP


The 2018 National DERA RFP is Now Open!


EPA anticipates awarding approximately  $40 million in competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Proposal packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than June 12, 2018, at 11:59  p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

Activity Date
Request for Proposals (RFP) OPEN Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Information Session Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET
Deadline for Proposals Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Notification of Selected Applicants July 2018
Funding of Awards September-November, 2018


RFP Information Sessions

EPA will host two Information Sessions regarding this Request for Proposals via teleconference/webinar, based on the schedule below. EPA will attempt to answer any questions in these public forums.

2018 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Information Sessions Link to Join Webinar
Webinar #1 – Tuesday, May 1, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (ET)
To join the webinar:
Conference Number: 1 (202) 991-0477
Participant Code: 4149804#
Webinar #2 – Thursday, May 3, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
To join the webinar:
Conference Number: 1 (202) 991-0477
Participant Code: 4149804#


For more information, please visit EPA’s Clean Diesel Page.

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