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Airport Emissions Reduction 2016 Call for Projects

This opportunity is currently closed, but is anticipated to reopen in early 2017. Stay tuned for more details soon!

The North Central Texas Council of Governments, under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, is offering $600,000 in grant funding for replacement or repower of existing diesel-powered ground support equipment operating at airports in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) ten-county ozone nonattainment area, which includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise.


Call for Projects Materials


  Ground Support Equipment

Call for Projects Details


The following table summarizes the eligibility requirements of this funding opportunity for current and new equipment/engines.


Eligibility Details Table


  • 25-40% in grant funding will be awarded to eligible projects.
  • All projects must achieve a reduction in NOx emissions.
  • Equipment/engine to be replaced or repowered must have at least seven years of useful life remaining.
  • New equipment/engine must remain operational for at least six years.
  • Complete documentation of disposition must be submitted to NCTCOG at the end of the project, including a completed Certificate of Destruction [PDF] as well as before and after photos of all destroyed components.


Applications are due “in-hand” by 5 pm Central Time on Friday, November 18, 2016.

      Anticipated Award Notice - January 2017


For any questions or comments, please contact or Lori Clark at or 817-685-9232.


Importance of Emissions Reduction


Funded projects will help reduce ozone-forming emissions and aid regional efforts to meet federal ozone standards. High ozone concentrations pose a risk to human health, the environment, wildlife, agriculture and manufactured structures in the region.  Ozone nonattainment can also cost the region economically – businesses may be subject to more strict regulations. 


The DFW region is located in the center of the nation, and its airports play a critical role in nation-wide goods movement. Airports in the region are dispersed throughout the ozone nonattainment area, and are often situated in close proximity to areas of particular concern for environmental justice. This map illustrates the potential zone of influence of the region's airports as they relate to the region's most disadvantaged populations. Targeting airport ground support equipment, therefore, is an effective strategy to reduce emissions in general, as well as to address emissions near disadvantaged populations in particular.

Eligible Counties and Airports    

7/24/2017  RL/MG

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