Open Funding Opportunities for Reducing Diesel Emissions

South Carolina DHEC Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant Program

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) invites universities, private organizations, businesses, and any county, city, or other local government entities in South Carolina to submit applications for projects that will reduce diesel emissions through the South Carolina State DERA grant program. The total funding available for this grant program for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 is $285,000.

Previous projects funded through South Carolina’s State DERA grant program can be viewed on the SCDHEC DERA webpage.

Entities should submit applications by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 16, 2020 for primary consideration. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as funding is available. Please contact Sam Christmus at or (803) 898-0717 if you have any questions while preparing your application.

North Carolina DEQ Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

The NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is looking for proposals for projects that will reduce diesel emissions through the Mobile Source Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants (DERA) program.  DAQ has approximately $616,835 to distribute statewide through this grant proposal process.  The grants can cover a wide range of projects repowering on-road and non-road equipment with cleaner-burning engines, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels, and expanding biodiesel storage and distribution equipment.  

Any private or public sector entity or individual stationed in North Carolina is eligible.  Applications must be received through the DAQ Grant Management System by Friday, October 30, 2020 no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time to be considered.