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Volkswagen Mitigation Grants

The 2022 Application Cycle for replacement of switcher locomotives, cargo handling and ground support equipment is now open! Applications may be submitted until 3:00 p.m. on Friday August 12. For more information, please visit theVW Mitigation Grant webpage. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is currently reviewing applications that were submitted by the January 31, 2022 deadline for grants under its DMTF DC Fast Charging (DCFC) Grant Program to help fund the installation of publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) DC Fast Charging stations in 26 Ohio priority counties. We expect to announce new grant awards later this spring.

Ohio Environmental Education Fund

Applications submitted during the January 2022 grant cycle are currently under review. The next application cycle will open in late May, with Letters of Intent to apply due to be entered within OEEF’s grant management system no later than July 8, 2022 and complete applications due no later than July 15, 2022. For application guidelines and more information, please visit the Ohio Environmental Education Fund webpage.

Clean Diesel School Bus Grants

We are celebrating ten years and more than 3,600 school buses equipped with pollution controls! For information, visit the Clean School Bus Grants webpage. This program is no longer accepting new applications. Interested school districts in eligible counties may apply for replacement buses through the VW Mitigation Grants program.

Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

In December 2021, Ohio EPA and ODOT announced new grant awards for the replacement of aging diesel transit buses. The next application cycle is expected to be announced in the fall of 2022. For more information, please visit the Diesel Emission Reduction Grants webpage.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants

All of the available $5 million in funding has been awarded. For information on funded projects, please visit the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants webpage.

Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarships

The next deadline to apply is April 15, 2023. For information, please visit the Scholarships & Careers webpage.