North Texas Clean Diesel Project 2021
UPDATE: April 19, 2023
The Call for Projects is not accepting applications at this time.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), using funds received through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 is offering rebate funding through the North Texas Clean Diesel Project (NTCDP) 2021 Call for Projects (CFP). This CFP will fund replacement of existing diesel-powered heavy-duty vehicles, engines, or equipment operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 10-county ozone nonattainment area and identified within a 10-county area housing several goods movement and transportation hubs.
Workshop Presentation [PDF] from December 13, 2021 workshop
Call for Project Details
Private sector fleets and companies, as well as public sector entities (such as local governments), with operations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise counties.
Eligible applicants must adopt a policy consistent with the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) Clean Fleet Policy or similar policy prior to receiving the rebate.
Eligible Activities & Funding Levels:
All old vehicles, equipment, and engines must be diesel. The new replacement vehicle, equipment, or engine may be diesel, gasoline, or alternative fuels, covered at the following funding levels:
Maximum Funding Levels
45% of Eligible Costs if New is Electric*
On-Road Engine Replacement
Certified engine replacements for over the road, short-haul trucks and other freight and goods movement trucks
60% of Eligible Costs if New is a Zero Emission Power Source
Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Trailer Replacement
Electric Transport Refrigeration Unit trailer replacements for diesel Transport Refrigeration Units trailers
45% of Eligible Costs
Drayage Truck Replacement
Replacement of drayage trucks operating on or transgressing through port or intermodal rail yard property
50% of Eligible Cost
Locomotive Engine Replacement
Locomotive engine replacements for engines previously operating 1,000 or more hours per each of two 12-month periods
60% of Eligible Cost if Zero Emission Power Source
Locomotive Idle Control Strategies
Shore power installation for locomotives
40% of Eligible Cost
*Includes charging pedestal and installation cost, one per purchased vehicle and subject to applicable cost-share.
**CARB=California Air Resources Board; a list of currently available engines certified to CARB Low-NOX standards are available at: https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/optionnox/optional_low_nox_certified_hd_engines.pdf
Eligible costs include purchase costs of new vehicle, engine, and/or equipment and shore power installation.
Agricultural pumps: No funds awarded this Call for Projects (CFP) shall be used to retrofit, replace, or upgrade agricultural pumps that operate less than 250 hours per year.
All other non-road engines: No funds awarded under this CFP shall be used to retrofit, replace, or upgrade all other non-road engines that operate less than 500 hours per year
Eligible applicants must operate vehicles or equipment within the 10 counties currently classified as nonattainment for the pollutant ozone under the 2008 or 2015 ozone standards which include Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise counties.
See Call for Project Guidelines for more specific eligibility information in the 'How to Apply' section below.
How to Apply:
- Review Guidelines [PDF]
- Review Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]
- Fill out the Intent to Submit Form (optional): Submitting this form entitles the applicant to a reminder notice two weeks in advance of the application deadline.
- Submit an Online Risk Questionnaire. Review and fill out the PDF version to familiarize yourself with the questions. You will need complete and submit the Online Risk Questionnaire. Once you start the questionnaire online, we will need to finish in one session from the beginning and submit. If you are a public entity such as a local government, the North Central Texas Council of Governments may already have a current risk assessment on file. Please contact Nancy Luong at 817-704-5697 or email@example.com to verify.
- Submit Applications by Mail or in Person
- Application [XLS]
- For emailed application responses, you must still include original signatures for Part 4-Certifications and Assurances section and any required documentation with hard copy application packet to be considered complete.
- The hard copy submittal will count as the official submittal. In addition to the hard copy submittal, NCTCOG requires electronic submission of the Application [XLS] and all needed attachments to AQGrants@nctcog.org. Electronic-only submissions will not be evaluated.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a competitive basis every three months until all funds are awarded. The next deadline for NCTCOG to have submitted applications "in hand" is Friday, April 14, 2023.
All of the items listed above must be complete and “in hand” by the application deadline for a project to be deemed complete.
For more information, contact AQGrants@nctcog.org and include in the subject line "NTCDP 2021".