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DMTF 2021 Request for Applications for DC Fast Charging Stations

Application Cycle is Closed.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) invites applications for grants under its Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF) program to help fund the installation of publicly available DC Fast Charging (DCFC) Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in 26 Ohio priority counties.

Recipients of a grant for charging stations under this program are required to operate and maintain the chargers for a minimum of 5 years from the date the chargers are first put into service. Recipients will also be required to submit annual usage reports to Ohio EPA for the first five years from the date the chargers are first put into service. The grant agreement will stipulate that failure to do so will result in the recipient paying back the grant award amount.

Applications are due via email to evcharging@epa.ohio.gov no later than January 31, 2022 Supporting materials are below:

Applicants may contact Ohio EPA staff members with questions throughout the grant cycle. Ohio EPA will continue to update the list of questions and answers regularly so that all applicants have access to the same information.

Please email any questions to evcharging@epa.ohio.gov.

DMTF 2021 Request for Applications to Replace Diesel Off-Road Equipment

VW 2021 Diesel Fleet Grants Webinar

Owners of aging diesel cargo handling equipment, airport ground support equipment and freight switcher locomotives operating in 26 Ohio priority counties were invited to apply for grants to repower or replace this diesel equipment with new all-electric equipment, or all-electric or alternative fueled switcher locomotives. Grant applications had to be submitted online by August 13, 2021. In October, 2021, Ohio EPA awarded a total of $7.5 million for seven new projects in these categories.

New! List of 2021 Grant Recipients

The 2021 application cycle is now closed. Grant application information is posted below for information purposes.

Grant applications must be submitted online, in the electronic form posted in Ohio EPA's Customer Support Center.

All applicants will be required to upload the following attachments for each application:

  • Completed Fleet Data Spreadsheet
  • Signed Applicant Certification statement
  • Purchase quotes for new engines and new vehicles
  • For locomotive, tug and ferry projects ONLY: New engine certifications issued by U.S. EPA or California Air Resources Board (required for projects requesting new clean diesel, CNG, or propane replacements or repowers. These certificates are not required for projects requesting all-electric and fuel cell replacements and repowers.)
  • For business and non-profit applicants: proof of creditworthiness

Click here for a chart of vehicles by class size.

Forms and Instructions for EV Charging Grants

DMTF 2020 Request for Applications to Replace Diesel Vehicles and Equipment

Owners of eligible medium and heavy diesel fleets in 26 Ohio priority counties are invited to apply for grants to repower or replace diesel vehicles and equipment with new clean diesel or alternative fuel (CNG, LNG, propane, diesel electric hybrid) or zero emission (all-electric or hydrogen fuel cell) vehicles and equipment. A total of $12 million is available for grant awards between $50,000 and $2 million. All projects are required to provide a minimum match of 25 percent, with larger matches required for some project categories.

NEW! List of 2020 grant recipients (PDF)

Ohio EPA offered three webinars for prospective applicants on:

  • Session 1 - Thursday June 4, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Session 2 - Tuesday June 9, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Session 3 - Wednesday June 10, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Links to the presentation, webinar recording and the RFA document are below:

DMTF 2020 Request for Applications for Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In 2021, Ohio EPA awarded almost $3.28 million in grants to support the installation of more than 600 publicly accessible Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports at more than 170 locations in 22 counties. The grants will help improve Ohioans' access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

NEW! List of 2021 Grant Recipients
NEW! 2021 Grant Recipients Map

NEW! DMTF Level 2 EV Charging Grant Application Reference Folder (including Progress Report and Reimbursement Forms)

NEW! DMTF Level 2 EV Charging Grant Annual Charger Usage Reporting Template

NEW! DMTF Level 2 EV Charging Grant Annual Charger Usage Report Tables 2 and 3 (Additional copies for grantees with more than one location)

To accomplish this, in July 2020, Ohio EPA invited applications for grants under its Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF) program to help fund the installation of publicly available Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in 26 Ohio priority counties.

This offering was for Level 2 charging stations only. A separate funding opportunity will be made available in 2021 for DC Fast Charging stations. The initial funding under this Level 2 competitive grant offering was approximately $3,250,000 of which $250,000 is set aside for public charging in certain Ohio state parks and other state government facilities. Of the remaining funds, $115,000 was allocated for sites in each of the 26 eligible counties.

Two webinars were offered as Microsoft Teams Live events. Links to the presentation, webinar recording, and Questions and Answers (Q&A) document are below:

Applicants were encouraged to contact Ohio EPA staff members with questions throughout the grant cycle. Ohio EPA updated the list of questions and answers regularly so that all applicants would have access to the same information.

Applications were due in the form of a pdf file via email to evcharging@epa.ohio.gov no later than 3:00 PM on September 30, 2020.

Questions or requests for clarification about this program may be submitted via email to evcharging@epa.ohio.gov.

Ohio DMTF EV Charging Stations Funding Update

Early in 2019, Ohio EPA staff met with stakeholders from the 26 VW-eligible counties to explore interest in and current availability of local charging infrastructure for zero emission vehicles. Their input is helping us develop a new grant program to fund the installation of both Level 2 and DC fast-charging (DCFC) stations. Please see the following link to the presentation slides from those meetings: EV Charging and the Ohio VW Plan (PDF).

Ohio EPA then assisted the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in creating Invitations to Bid (ITB) on state term contracts for EV charging equipment vendors. This was aimed at facilitating the purchasing of this equipment by Ohio communities, with or without VW grant funds. As of May 2020, seven companies have contracts with DAS that can be used by Ohio communities.

Ohio EPA also participated in a DriveOhio study to expand EV access throughout Ohio. The report from that study was released on June 30, 2020 and is at drive.ohio.gov. This study will help guide program decisions as Ohio EPA implements the EV charging infrastructure funding portion of the VW/DMTF program in Ohio.

On March 8, 2021, Ohio EPA awarded $3.25 million in grants to support the installation of more than 500 publicly accessible Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports at more than 170 locations in 22 counties.

On November 1, 2021, Ohio EPA released a Request for Applications (RFA) for DCFC charging grants along major roadways in eligible counties in Ohio.  The application deadline is January 31, 2022 and program details are here.

Forms for use by Ohio DMTF Grant Recipients After Grant Award

Forms and Instructions for Vehicle/Equipment Grants

Program Background and Summary Information

Volkswagen Settlement

US EPA has resolved a civil enforcement case against Volkswagen (VW) and its affiliated companies, subject to reservations set forth in three partial settlements. These settlements resolve allegations that VW violated the Clean Air Act by the sale of approximately 590,000 model year 2009 to 2016 diesel motor vehicles equipped with defeat devices? in the form of computer software designed to cheat on federal emissions tests. The major excess pollutant at issue in this case is oxides of nitrogen (NOx), a serious health concern.

You can learn more about the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Partial Settlement here.

An Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund has been established as part of the settlement, to provide funds to the states to mitigate the air quality impacts of the higher vehicle emissions from the offending action. The share to Ohio from the Trust is $75,302,522.67. The Trust establishes a process to administer the funds, and identifies 10 categories of mitigation actions that will be eligible for funding, along with reimbursement rates for these actions.

An Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund has been established as part of the settlement, to provide funds to the states to mitigate the air quality impacts of the higher vehicle emissions from the offending action. The share to Ohio from the Trust is $75,302,522.67. The Trust establishes a process to administer the funds, and identifies 10 categories of mitigation actions that will be eligible for funding, along with reimbursement rates for these actions.

Trust funds may be used to pay a portion of the cost to repower or replace eligible diesel-powered vehicles with new diesel or alternative fueled or all-electric engines or vehicles. Appendix D-2 to the VW State Beneficiary Trust Agreement spells out eligible model years and different percentages of the cost for government-owned and privately-owned vehicles, and requires that the old vehicles be scrapped.

Eligible Mitigation Actions

States are allowed to use no more than 15 percent of the allocated funds to cover their costs for administering the program. States may also use trust funds to provide the required match for US EPA funds allocated to states under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act.

Separate parts of the settlement require VW to earmark About $10 billion in funding to buy back affected vehicles, terminate leases early, or repair the vehicles. Approximately 16,000 affected vehicles were registered in Ohio. Owners of these vehicles are urged to visit www.vwcourtsettlement.com for more information about buyback and modification options, and claims may be submitted here. Additionally, VW is required to invest $2 billion over 10 years in zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, access and awareness initiatives. VW, US EPA and California will administer these parts of the settlement.

VW Settlement Timeline of Events

Event Approximate Time Frame
Court approves the partial settlement Oct. 25, 2016
Trust takes effect and VW deposits funds Oct. 2, 2017
States elect to become beneficiaries of the trust (i.e. to participate in the settlement) Fall 2017 (Trust Effective Date = 60 days)
Ohio filed to become a beneficiary on November 3, 2017
States are notified of beneficiary designation Jan. 29, 2018
States file a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan describing broadly how funds will be used Ohio filed its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan May 31, 2018
States may request funds 30 days after filing Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, and as funded projects are completed
Ohio EPA releases Request for Proposals for first annual round of Ohio Diesel Mitigation Grants June 4, 2018

Ohio EPA will continue to update this website to inform the public about the Settlement, and gather information and ideas from the public and stakeholders as we implement the state's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. To be added to the Interested Parties list to receive emailed updates, please send your email address and contact information to derg@epa.ohio.gov. Please send any questions and comments about Ohio's implementation of the VW Mitigation Trust funds to derg@epa.ohio.gov or call (614) 644-2873.

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

Ohio EPA developed a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, as required for the state to accept and distribute funds allocated to Ohio from the Volkswagen settlement. The plan directs these funds to eligible projects to achieve the maximum air quality benefits for the people of Ohio. The plan was developed with multiple opportunities for public comment. Ohio EPA reached out to the public, fleet owners, interest groups, government officials and transportation organizations for information and ideas about how the settlement money should be spent within the allowable uses. More information is included below about the VW settlement and allowable uses of the funds.

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) is based on mitigation actions that can produce the greatest air quality benefit in terms of NOx emission reductions, reduced public exposure to the pollutants in diesel exhaust, and the promotion of clean vehicle technologies. Ohio EPA included nine of ten eligible categories of mitigation actions in the plan.

Ohio EPA expects to award $15 million in competitive grants for fleet and equipment projects in each of the first three years of the program (2018, 2019 and 2020). Separate funding opportunities will be offered for infrastructure projects such as electric vehicle charging. Ohio EPA will continue to award funding annually until the remaining available funds have been spent.

Under the terms of the VW Settlement, states' Beneficiary Mitigation Plans must direct funding to areas that bear a disproportionate share of the increased pollution burden. This includes densely populated areas and communities adjacent to rail yards, shipping terminals, and distribution centers where diesel emissions have been concentrated. Based on air quality (Ohio counties designated 4/30/18 as Nonattainment under the Clean Air Act due to ozone levels), historical levels of diesel emissions, the locations where the most VW vehicles equipped with defeat devices were registered in Ohio, and U.S. EPA's Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool, Ohio EPA developed a map showing the counties where eligible projects should receive first priority and secondary priority for the available funds.

As we implement the plan and the new grant program, we will continue to provide as much information as possible on this Web page.

Ohio Grants Awarded by Sector and Recipient

NEW! Chart of Ohio planned allocations by sector and amounts awarded by June 1, 2020 (PDF)

School Buses

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates $15,000,000 for school bus replacements. Of this, $9,322,289 has been awarded to date for the following projects:

Big Walnut Local Schools, Delaware County, $137,771 for 49.8% of the cost to replace three model year 2001-2002 diesel powered school buses with three model year 2019 propane powered school buses, #V19F-001. Contact: Jeremy Buskirk, jeremybuskirk@bwls.net or (740) 965-8964.

Black River Local Schools, Medina County, $68,637 in 2018 for 75% of the cost to replace one model year 2002 diesel powered school bus with one model year 2019 diesel powered school bus, #V19F-002 and $69,552 in 2019 for 25% of the cost to replace three model year 2002-2003 diesel powered school buses with three model year 2021 new clean diesel powered school buses, V20F-001. Contact: Chris Clark, cclark@blrv.org or (419) 736-3300.

Boardman Local Schools, Mahoning County, $75,000 for 20.8% of the cost to replace four model year 2004-2006 diesel powered school bus with four model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school bus, #V20F-002. Contact: Ryan Dunn, ryan.dunn@boardmanschools.org or (330) 726-3409.

Centerville City Schools, Montgomery County, $206,000 for 20% of the cost to replace 10 model year 2005-2007 diesel powered school buses with 10 model year 2021 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-003. Contact: Andrew Grasty, andrew.grasty@centerville.k12.oh.us or (937) 885-7776.

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties, $61,875 for 25% of the cost to replace 3 model year 2004-2007 diesel powered school buses with 3 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-004. Contact: Michael Morgan, mike.morgan@chagrinschools.org or (440) 893-4055.

City of Tallmadge, Portage and Summit Counties, $51,272 for 50% of the cost to replace one model year 1996 diesel powered school bus with one model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school bus, #V20F-005. Contact: Mike Rorar, mrorar@tallmadge-ohio.org or (330) 633-0854.

Columbus City Schools, Franklin County, $2,000,000 for 50% of the cost to replace 40 model year 1991 diesel powered school buses with 40 model year 2018 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V19F-006. Contact: Ronald Tumblin, rtumblin@columbus.k12.oh.us or (614) 365-5263.

Crestwood Local School District, Portage County, $84,580 for 48% of the cost to replace two model year 2001 and 2003 diesel powered school buses with two model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-006. Contact: Sharon Dove, sdove@crestwoodschools.org or (330) 357-8207.

Dayton Public Schools, Montgomery County, $257,325 for 25% of the cost to replace 15 model year 2002 and 2004 diesel powered school buses with 15 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V19F-022. This project will also receive $55,050 in a grant from US EPA to Ohio EPA under the DERA Emission Reduction Act. Contact: Terrance Jackson, TAJackson@dps.k12.oh.us or 937-542-3000

Deer Park Community School District, Hamilton County, $78,749 for 25% of the cost to replace three model year 2000-2007 diesel powered school buses with three model year 2019 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-007. Contact: Jeff Lewis, lewis.j@dpccsd.org or (513) 936-5933.

Dublin City Schools, Franklin County, $369,500 for 25% of the cost to replace 14 model year 2006-2007 diesel powered school buses with 6 model year 2020 CNG powered school buses and 8 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-008. Contact: Amy Salay, salay_amy@dublinschools.net or (614) 760-4504.

Durham School Services LP, Butler, Clermont, Franklin, Hamilton, Summit and Warren Counties, $2,000,000 for 25% of the cost to replace 99 model year 1994-2003 diesel powered school buses with 99 model year 2019 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V19F-008. Contact: Keshav Ragunathan, Keshav.Ragunathan@nellc.com or (630) 821-5343.

East Cleveland City Schools, Cuyahoga County, $82,000 for 25% of the cost to replace 4 model year 1998-2000 diesel powered school buses with 4 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-009. Contact: Alan Wolf, awolf@eastclevelandschools.org or (216) 268-6586.

Firelands Local Schools, Lorain County, $129,417 for 25% of the cost to replace 6 model year 2005-2008 diesel powered school buses with 6 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-010. Contact: Milton Sayler, msayler@firelandsschools.org or (440) 965-4105.

First Student, Inc., Cuyahoga, Hamilton, Lorain and Summit Counties, partial funding of $538,960 for 20% of the cost to replace 16 model year 2007 diesel powered school buses with 16 model year 2020 propane powered school buses, and to replace 14 model year 2005-2007 diesel powered school buses with 14 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V19F-010. Contact: Bo Trenkamp, bo.trenkamp@firstgroup.com or (513) 419-3220.

James A Garfield Local Schools, Portage County, $50,000 for 28.2% of the cost to replace two model year 1999 and 2003 diesel powered school buses with two model year 2019 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-011. Contact: Ted Lysiak, tlysiak@jagschools.org or (330) 527-4336.

Manchester Local Schools, Summit County, $50,103 for 25% of the cost to replace two model year 2000 and 2006 diesel powered school buses with two model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-012. Contact: James Robinson, james.robinson@manchester-panthers.org or (330) 882-6926.

Mason City Schools, Warren County, $488,510 for 25% of the cost to replace 22 model year 2005-2006 diesel powered school buses with 22 model year 2021-2023 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-013. Contact: Carolyn Thornton, thornton@masonohioschools.com or (513) 398-6682.

Norton City Schools, Summit County, $254,632 for 50% of the cost to replace six model year 1995-2008 diesel powered school buses with six model year 2018-2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V19F-016. Contact: Stephanie Hagenbush, shagenbush@nortonschools.org or (330) 825-2114.

Ross Local Schools, Butler County, $66,300 for 23% of the cost to replace 3 model year 2000-2003 diesel powered school buses with 3 model year 2019 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-014. Contact: Peggy Lehmann, peggy.lehmann@rossrams.com or (513) 738-2900.

Southwest Local Schools, Butler and Hamilton Counties, $99,773 for 25% of the cost to replace 4 model year 1996-2008 diesel powered school buses with 4 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-015. Contact: Adam Lohbeck, adam.lohbeck@southwestschools.org or (513) 738-2900.

Springboro Community City School District, Montgomery and Warren Counties, $153,669 for 40% of the cost to replace 4 model year 2000-2001 diesel powered school buses with 4 model year 2019 new clean diesel powered school buses, #V20F-016. Contact: Terrah Floyd, tfloyd@springboro.org or (937) 748-3960.

Stark County Educational Service Center, on behalf of multiple school districts in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, $1,999,936 for 49.3% of the cost to replace 45 model year 1998-2009 diesel powered school buses with 39 model year 2019-2021 new clean diesel powered school buses and 6 model year 2021 propane school buses, #V20F-017. Contact: Douglas Neading, d.neading@svlocal.org or (330) 209-8507.

Transit Buses

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates $15,000,000 for transit bus replacements. Of this, $8,571,184 has been awarded to date for the following projects:

Butler County Regional Transit Authority, Butler County, $424,356 for 20% of the cost to replace four model year 2005 diesel powered transit buses with four model year 2018-2019 new clean diesel powered transit buses, #V19F-003. Contact: Robert Ruzinsky, ruzinskyre@butlercountyrta.com or (513) 785-5396.

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), Franklin County, partial funding of $1,013,253 for 30% of the cost to replace five model year 2008 diesel powered transit buses with five model year 2020-2022 electric powered transit buses, #V19F-004. Contact: Kevin Dinan, DinanKA@cota.com or (614) 275-5926.

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), Cuyahoga County, $2,000,000 for 68% of the cost to replace six model year 2003-2007 diesel powered transit buses with six model year 2018 CNG powered transit buses, #V19F-011. Contact: Daniel Dietrich, ddietrich@gcrta.org or (216) 356-3370.

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Montgomery County, $960,000 for 23.8% of the cost to replace 8 model year 2009 diesel powered transit buses with 8 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered transit buses, #V20F-018. Contact: Robert Ruzinsky, bruzinsky@greaterdaytonrta.org or (937) 425-8360.

Laketran, Lake County, $1,575,000 for 31.3% of the cost to replace six model year 2009 diesel powered transit buses with six model year 2021 all-electric transit buses, #V20F-019. Contact: Andrea Aaby, aaaby@laketran.com or (440) 350-1022.

METRO Regional Transit Authority, Summit County, $590,500 for 30.8% of the cost to replace two model year 2009 diesel powered transit buses with two model year 2021 all-electric transit buses, #V20F-020. Contact: Matthew Mullen, matthew.mullen@akronmetro.org or (330) 564-2222.

The Ohio State University, Franklin County, $1,562,391 for 50% of the cost to replace six model year 2002 diesel powered transit buses with six model year 2019 CNG powered transit buses, #V19F-017. Contact: John Marlow, marlow.25@osu.edu or (614) 247-7808.

Ottawa County Transit Board, Erie, Ottawa, and Sandusky Counties, $83,877 for 65% of the cost to replace one model year 2009 diesel powered transit buses with one model year 2019 propane powered transit bus, #V20F-021. Contact: Laurie Cleaver, lcleaver@octapublictransit.org or (567) 262-3161.

Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, Lucas County, $361,807 for 75% of the cost to replace two model year 2008 and 2009 diesel powered transit buses with two model year 2019 electric powered transit buses, #V20F-022. Contact: Sean Smith, ssmith@tarta.com or (419) 245-5217.

Class 4-7 Local Freight Medium Duty Trucks

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates up to $10,000,000 for replacement of medium and heavy duty trucks. Of this, approximately $2,000,000 is allocated for Class 4-7 medium trucks. Of this, $821,650 has been awarded to date for class 4-7 truck replacements for the following projects:

Fairfield County Engineer, Fairfield County, $31,649 for 25% of the cost to replace one model year 2002 class 7 diesel powered local freight truck and with one model year 2018 class 7 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V19F-009. Contact: Jason Grubb, jgrubb@fairfieldcountyohio.gov or (740) 652-2482.

Heidelberg Distributing Company, Butler and Hamilton Counties, $46,439 for 20% of the cost to replace 3 model year 1999 diesel powered local freight trucks with 3 model year 2020 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-023. Contact: Toby Coston, toby.coston@heidelbergdistributing.com or (513) 421-5000.

Lake County Commissioners, Lake County, $200,467 for 75% of the cost to replace 4 model year 2001-2008 Class 4-7 diesel powered local freight trucks with 4 model year 2020 Class 4-7 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-024. Contact: John Thrower, john.thrower@lakecountyohio.gov or (440) 350-2634.

Lykins Energy Solutions, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties, $135,071 for 25% of the cost to replace seven model year 1994-2007 Class 4-7 diesel powered local freight trucks with seven model year 2019-2021 Class 4-7 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V19F-015. Contact: Jeffery Goetz, jgoetz@lykinsenergy.com or (513) 965-6266.

Madison Township Trustees, Lake County, $27,100 for 26% of the cost to replace one model year 1996 class 7 diesel powered local freight truck with one model year 2019 class 7 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V19F-023. Contact: Timothy Brown, 440-428-7551 tbrown@madisontownship.net or 440-428-7551.

Medina County Sanitary Engineers, Medina County, $65,000 for 24.9% of the cost to replace two model year 2000 and 2009 diesel powered local freight trucks with two model year 2020 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-025. Contact: Jeremy Sinko, jsinko@medinaco.org or (330) 764-8331.

Monroe Township, Clermont County, $75,000 for 54.1% of the cost to replace one model year 2003 diesel powered local freight truck with one model year 2019 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V20F-026. Contact: Dani Speigel, dspeigel@monroetwp-oh.gov or (513) 734-6462.

Munson Township, Geauga County, $35,990 for 25% of the cost to replace one model year 1994 diesel powered local freight truck with one model year 2020 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V20F-027. Contact: Irene McMullen, imcmullen@munsontwp.com or (440) 796-6825.

Sagamore Hills Township, Summit County, $154,870 for 50% of the cost to replace two model year 1998 and 2000 diesel powered local freight trucks with two model year 2020 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V20F-028. Contact: William Cuprak, roads@mysagamorehills.com or (330) 467-0900.

Sandusky County Engineers Office, Sandusky County, $20,569 for 25% of the cost to replace 1 model year 1999 Class 4-7 diesel powered local freight truck with 1 model year 2021 Class 4-7 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V20F-029. Contact: Chad Fisher, cfisher@co.sandusky.oh.us or (419) 334-9731.

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, Erie, Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties, $29,495 for 25% of the cost to replace one model year 2008 class 6 diesel powered local freight truck with one model year 2019 class 6 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V19F-024. Contact: Phil Simulcik, psimulcik@secondharvestfoodbank.org of 440-444-0705.

Class 8 Local Freight Heavy Duty Trucks

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates up to $10,000,000 for replacement of medium and heavy duty trucks. Of this, approximately $8,000,000 is allocated for Class 8 heavy duty trucks. Of this, $5,569,486 has been awarded to date for class 8 truck replacements for the following projects:

Brunswick Hills Township, Medina County, $49,338 for 32% of the cost to replace one model year 1995 Class 8 diesel powered local freight truck with one model year 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V20F-030. Contact: John Witthuhn, jwitthuhn@brunswickhillstwp.org or (216) 470-0652.

Butler County Engineers, Butler County, $75,568 for 25% of the cost to replace three model year 1998 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with three model year 2019 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-031. Contact: Scott Bressler, bresslers@bceo.org or (513) 678-6330.

City of Akron, Ohio, Summit County, $272,995 for 50% of the cost to replace three model year 2002 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with three model year 2019 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-032. Contact: Jim Hall, jhall@akronohio.gov or (330) 375-2834.

Clermont County Board of Commissioners, Clermont County, $100,000 for 24% of the cost to replace three model year 2006-2009 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with three model year 2021 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-034. Contact: Bobby Connor, bconnor@clermontcountyohio.gov or (513) 748-4580.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Consolidated, Franklin, Hamilton, Lake and Summit Counties, partial funding of $587,854 for 19.3% of the cost to replace 28 model year 1997-2006 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks with 28 model year 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V19F-005. Contact: Ray Higgins, ray.higgins@ccbcc.com or (980) 321-3003.

Erie County Engineer's Office, Erie County, $72,584 for 33.3% of the cost to replace one model year 2001 Class 8 diesel powered local freight truck with one model year 2019 or 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight truck, #V20F-035. Contact: Matt Rogers, mrogers@eriecounty.oh.gov or (419) 627-7711.

Estes Express Lines, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Geauga, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Sandusky, Stark, Summit, and Trumbull Counties; $447,975 for 25% of the cost to replace 18 model year 2004-2006 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 18 model year 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-036. Contact: Willard Bristow, willard.bristow@estes-express.com or (804) 353-1900.

Fairfield County Engineer, Fairfield County, $123,171 for 25% of the cost to replace two model year 2001-2003 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with two model year 2018 and 2019 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V19F-009. Contact: Jason Grubb, jgrubb@fairfieldcountyohio.gov or (740) 652-2482.

Heidelberg Distributing Company, Butler and Hamilton Counties, $75,083 for 20% of the cost to replace 4 model year 1994-1997 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 4 model year 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-023. Contact: Toby Coston, toby.coston@heidelbergdistributing.com or (513) 421-5000.

The Kroger Co, Delaware and Hamilton Counties, $150,000 for 24% of the cost to replace 5 model year model year 2002-2009 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with five model year 2019 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V19F-013. Contact: Paul Pridemore, paul.pridemore@kroger.com or (513) 762-4308.

Lake County Commissioners, Lake County, $746,958 for 72.3% of the cost to replace 5 model year 2007-2009 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 5 model year 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-024. Contact: John Thrower, john.thrower@lakecountyohio.gov or (440) 350-2634.

Local Waste Services, Franklin County, $181,712 for 25% of the cost to replace two model year 1999 diesel powered Class 8 local freight trucks with two model year 2019 Class 8 CNG powered local freight trucks, #V19F-014. Contact: James Weaver, jweaver@localwasteservices.com or (614) 409-9375.

Lykins Energy Solutions, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties, $149,835 for 25% of the cost to replace five model year 1996-2001 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with five model year 2019-2021 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V19F-015. Contact: Jeffery Goetz, jgoetz@lykinsenergy.com or (513) 965-6266.

Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, Cuyahoga, Erie, Lorain, Mahoning, Portage, Sandusky, Summit, and Trumbull Counties; $375,000 for 10.7% of the cost to replace 15 model year 2009 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 15 model year 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-037. Contact: Bryan Emery, bryan.emery@ohioturnpike.org or (440) 971-2022.

R+L Transfer, Inc., Cuyahoga, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties; $378,901 for 25% of the cost to replace 13 model year 1999-2005 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 13 model year 2020 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V20F-038. Contact: Kevin Cogswell, kevin.cogswell@rlcarriers.com or (800) 543-5589.

Republic Services of Ohio Transportation, LLC, Cuyahoga, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Lorain, Madison, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties, partial funding of $573,953 for 7% of the cost to replace 11 model year 2000-2009 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 11 model year 2019 Class 8 CNG powered refuse trucks, and to replace 21 model year 1998-2009 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 21 model year 2019 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight trucks, #V19F-018. Contact: Geoff Stayer, gstayer@republicservices.com or (480) 627-7111.

Rumpke Transportation Company, LLC, Franklin and Hamilton Counties, partial funding of $755,309 for 23% of the cost to replace ten model year 1999-2001 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with ten model year 2019 Class 8 CNG powered local freight trucks, #V19F-019. Contact: Jeff Lay, Jeffery.lay@rumpke.com or (614) 774-6282.

Sandusky County Engineers Office, Sandusky County, $53,250 for 25% of the cost to replace 2 model year 2007 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 2 model year 2021 Class 8 new clean diesel powered local freight, #V20F-029. Contact: Chad Fisher, cfisher@co.sandusky.oh.us or (419) 334-9731.

Waste Management of Ohio, Inc., Geauga County; $400,000 for 11.3% of the cost to replace 10 model year 2005-2008 Class 8 diesel powered local freight trucks with 10 model year 2020 Class 8 CNG powered local freight trucks, #V20F-039. Contact: Rich Warzecha, rwarzecha@wm.com or (866) 797-9018.

Tugboats and Ferries

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates $2,000,000 for repower of tugboats and ferries. Of this, $1,992,033 has been awarded to date for the following project:

The Great Lakes Towing Company, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga and Lucas Counties, $1,992,033 for a portion of the engine components to replace eight Tier 0 tugboats with four new tugboats with tier 3 emission rated engines, including diesel-electric hybrids, #V18F-001. Contact: Robert Zadkovich, rjz@thegreatlakesgroup.com or (216) 367-8130. This project was reviewed and selected through the DERA Option, to match $804,482 awarded by U.S. EPA to Ohio EPA under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act state allocations for 2017 and 2018. The combined DMTF and DERA funds are providing 40% of the engine component costs for the four new vessels. The Company is providing $3,336,000 for 60% of the engine component costs.

Switcher Locomotives

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates $5,000,000 for repower of switcher locomotives. Of this, $1,142,048 has been awarded to date for the following project:

Midwest Terminals of Toledo, Lucas County, $1,142,048 for 75% of the cost to replace one model year 1956 diesel-powered freight switcher locomotive with one model year 2019 electric freight switcher locomotive, #V20F-041. Contact: Sara Blakely, sara.blakely@mwtti.com or (419) 897-6868.

Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Port Cargo Handling Equipment

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates $12,000,000 for replacement or repower of Airport GSE and Port Cargo Handling Equipment. Of this, $2,322,323 has been awarded to date for the following projects:

Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Franklin County, $373,939 for 75% of the cost to replace two model year 1987-1988 pieces of gasoline and diesel-powered airport ground support equipment with two model year 2020 pieces of all-electric airport ground support equipment, #V20F-040. Contact: Jay Stowe, JStowe@ColumbusAirports.com or (614) 239-4023.

Kent State University Airport, Summit County, $51,399 for 75% of the cost to replace one model year 1992 piece of diesel powered airport ground support equipment with one model year 2018 piece of all-electric airport ground support equipment, #V19F-012. Contact: David Poluga, dpoluga@kent.edu or (330) 672-1943.

United Airlines, Cuyahoga County, $1,896,985 for 75% of the cost to replace 14 pieces of model year 1997-1999 diesel powered airport ground support equipment with 14 pieces of model year 2018 all-electric airport ground support equipment, #V19F-021. Contact: Ed Eckardt, Ed.Eckardt@united.com or (827) 825-4000.

Infrastructure Projects

Ohio's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan allocates $11,295,378 million for supply equipment for light-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including electric vehicle charging stations. No awards have been made in this category to date.

2018 applications ranked by Cost Effectiveness of NOx emission reductions (PDF)

2019 applications ranked by Cost Effectiveness of NOx emission reductions (PDF)

Ohio's DMTF Program Schedule for 2022

May, 2022 (tentative): Announce Awards for DC Fast EV Charging Stations
June 6, 2022 Request for Applications opens for non-road equipment (locomotives and cargo handling equipment)
August 12, 2022 Application deadline for non-road equipment (locomotives and cargo handling equipment)
TBA 2022: Public comment period on proposed amendment to Ohio's VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to allocate any remaining funds.
TBA 2022: Release RFA for Electric School Bus Pilot Project