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.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) established the Kansas Clean Diesel Program in 2008 to use funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program to provide project assistance for diesel fleet improvements in Kansas. Learn more about Kansas' Clean Diesel Program Award Winners (PDF).

  1. Nonroad Fleet Operators
  2. School Bus Replacements
  3. About the Program

CLOSED - Funding for Kansas Nonroad Fleet Operators, Reposted Opportunity

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will once again use the DERA 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). Funding allocated for these types of awards remains unspent, therefore KDHE is re-opening the RFP that was available in the fall of 2020.  

Submit applications to KDHE between September 23, 2022 and November 23, 2022. Please review the following Request for Proposal document and provide all the requested information on the Application Excel form provided:

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