Kansas Clean Diesel Program

Kansas Clean Diesel Program reducing diesel emissions the right direction for the long haulThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) established the Kansas Clean Diesel Program in 2008 to use federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide project assistance for diesel fleet improvements.

2020 Funding for Kansas Fleet Operators

The EPA allocated funds in October 2019 to Kansas and other states as part of the on-going Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will use those funds to provide partial funding to Kansas entities who operate nonroad mobile source equipment.

This opportunity includes funds from the VW Trust allocation for Kansas (DERA - VWEMT - 2). Submit applications to KDHE between August 13, 2020 and October 13, 2020. Please review the following Request for Proposal document and provide all the requested information on the provided Application Excel form:

Please submit applications and questions about this opportunity via email to Kathleen Waters. Questions and answers will be posted on this web page and will be updated frequently.

More Information About the Kansas Clean Diesel Program

Diesel engines are efficient and durable, and are an important source of power for many areas of our national economy. They are critical components of Kansas industries such as agriculture, railroads, highway transportation, and natural gas and oil extraction. Diesel engines also contribute to air quality concerns. Diesel exhaust contains fine particles, nitrogen oxides and other chemicals that directly contribute to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Federal standards aim to reduce emissions from diesel engines by up to 90% for heavy duty vehicles made since 2007. Millions of older diesel engines do not meet the latest clean diesel standards, yet could remain in service for many years. Several technologies are available to reduce emissions from these engines, including filter and idling reduction technologies.

Congress passed the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) to address the need for fleet improvements. The Environmental Protection Agency established the National Clean Diesel Campaign to provide funding to states to implement diesel emission reduction projects.