Volkswagen Settlement Allocation

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) must approve the allocation of any funds the State receives from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Any funds received from the Trust are deposited in a non-lapsing Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Fund. NJDEP and the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting will ensure that the funds are distributed in alignment with the purpose of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement. NJDEP will approve criteria for grants awarded on a competitive basis.

Funding is available for projects that convert diesel trucks, buses, port equipment, marine vessels, and trains to electric power and for electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects. Applications are due June 22, 2020. For more information, including how to apply and a list of eligible projects, visit the NJDEP and It Pay$ to Plug In website.

(Reference Senate Bill 2019, 2018)