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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1830



Availability of Grants through the Driving PA Forward Class 8 Truck and Transit Bus Grant Program

[48 Pa.B. 7351]
[Saturday, November 24, 2018]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity to apply for $6.4 million in grants offered through the Class 8 Truck and Transit Bus Grant Program (Program), one of the new programs under the Driving PA Forward Initiative. This funding is available for eligible diesel emission reduction projects that will improve air quality and protect public health and the environment by reducing emissions from diesel-powered vehicles and engines.

 The Department is seeking applications for projects that will replace or repower eligible diesel-powered Class 8 trucks or transit buses. The majority of the fleet's annual operation time must occur within this Commonwealth. Public and private entities that operate eligible diesel-powered vehicles throughout this Commonwealth should apply. These entities may include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, State agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwelath, air quality or transportation organizations, and metropolitan or rural planning organizations.

 The Department will not reimburse grant recipients for project costs incurred prior to the grant performance period set forth in the applicable grant agreement. The Program guidelines and application instructions are available on the Department's Driving PA Forward webpage at or by contacting the Bureau of Air Quality at or (717) 787-9495.

 A webinar on the Program will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. See the Department's previously listed webpage for registration information.

 Applications must be submitted through the Department of Community and Economic Development's Electronic Single Application web site, eGrants at The Program will remain open continuously through the end of 2019, or until allotted funds are exhausted. The Department will review and score applications after each submission period end date. Submission period end dates are 4 p.m. on January 11, 2019, May 10, 2019, and September 23, 2019.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1830. Filed for public inspection November 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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