Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

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The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) administers the Clean Diesel Grant Program for bus diesel emission reduction projects. Projects are funded by South Dakota’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust and the U.S. EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Program. Funding is available to replace model year (MY) 1996-2009 Class 4-8 school buses and MY 1996-2009 Class 5-8 shuttle or transit buses. Rebate are offered in the following amounts, dependent on the replacement engine standards:

New engine standardsTotal Rebate
EPA emission standardsUp to 25% of purchase price
California’s Low-NOx standardsUp to 35% of purchase price
Zero emissions Up to 45% of purchase price

For more information, including how to apply, see the South Dakota Diesel Grant ProgramClean website.