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Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

The Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) dollars awarded by the Federal Highway Administration to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The program provides support to public transit systems serving Ohio counties, for the early retirement and replacement of older diesel transit buses.

Interested parties may sign up to receive email notifications about DERG grants and other Ohio EPA grant programs by creating an account in Ohio EPA's Customer Support Center.

For questions about the grant program, please contact DERG@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-2873. 

List of Awarded DERG Grants from Fall, 2021 (PDF)

Request for Proposals 2021 (Open to Public Transit Systems only)

The 2021 application cycle is now closed. Ohio EPA and ODOT expect to announce the availability of additional DERG funding in the fall of 2022. The 2021 Request for Proposals and Appendices is still posted below for information purposes.

Print entire Request for Proposals and Appendices as a single PDF File

Previous DERG Grant Awards

Forms for use by DERG Grant Recipients

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