Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) administers the Driving a Cleaner Illinois program for diesel emission reduction projects. Projects are funded by Illinois’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, the U.S. EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Program, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program . Funding is currently available through January 27, 2020 for diesel school bus heaters in the Chicago area. For more information, including how to apply, see the IEPA Grant Accountability and Transparency Act page.

Point of Contact
Darwin Burkhart
Manager, Clean Air Programs
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (217) 524-5008
darwin.burkhart@illinois.gov