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Air Quality Program

Clean Diesel Grants

Who can apply?

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Electricity generators (public utility districts, co-ops, utilities)
  • Ports
  • Transit
  • School districts
  • State government
  • Tribes
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Local clean air agencies
  • Privately-owned diesel fleets operating mainly in Washington
    (must have a public entity partner)

What types of projects are eligible for grants?

Because of less money during the budget cycle 2015 – 2017, Ecology has reduced the types of eligible projects:

  • Idle reduction for school bus fleets
  • Idle reduction demonstration projects for non-school bus fleets
  • Engine repowers for port-related fleets
  • Vehicle/equipment replacements for port-related fleets
  • Marine shore power systems
  • Other port-related projects on approval

For more details, refer to the grant guidelines.

How do you apply?

All applications must be submitted through the electronic grant and loan application system called EAGL (Ecology Administration of Grants and Loans). Applicants must register for a Secured Access Washington (SAW) account and an EAGL account to apply.

How are applications evaluated?

Ecology evaluates all applications to determine whether projects reduce exposure to diesel emissions and improve people's health. Special consideration is given to projects that reduce exposure to:

  • those at higher risk (children, the elderly, and people with existing health problems),
  • areas with the most number of people living or working near the highest concentrations of diesel emissions (like urban areas and near ports),
  • disadvantaged communities that are more likely to be located in unhealthy areas.

All applications are also prioritized by:

  • Publicly-owned fleets (those owned by cities, counties, electricity generators (public utility districts, co-ops, utilities) ports, transit, school districts, state government, tribes, local clean air agencies)
  • Privately-owned vehicles and equipment that:
    • operate on port properties or are associated with port activities (such as cargo handling equipment, drayage trucks (trucks used for short distance transportation), switch locomotives, ocean-going vessels, and harbor vessels),
    • provide and maintain public services (such as garbage collection, recycling, and utilities),
    • build public roads and buildings.

Grant Awards

Grant awards for the budget cycle 2015 – 2017 will be posted in early 2016.

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