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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1163



Availability of Grants through the Driving PA Forward Truck and Bus Fleet Grant Program

[51 Pa.B. 4030]
[Saturday, July 24, 2021]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity to apply for $3 million in grants offered through the Truck and Bus Fleet Grant Program (Program) (formerly Class 8 Truck and Transit Bus Grant Program), one of the 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 4—8 trucks, school buses, shuttle buses 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 the State 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 Commonwealth, 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 (Bureau) at or (717) 787-9495.

 A recorded presentation providing an overview of the Program and application process will be available on the Department's Driving PA Forward web site during the application period. Applicants can contact the Bureau at or (717) 787-9495 with questions or to request clarification about the presentation or Program documents.

 Applications must be submitted online through the Commonwealth's Electronic Single Application web site, eGrants, at Applications are now being accepted. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on October 9, 2021, at which time the Department will review and score applications.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1163. Filed for public inspection July 23, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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