North Texas Clean Diesel Project 2021

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) ten-county ozone nonattainment area and identified within a 10-county area housing several goods movement and transportation hubs. 

Upcoming North Texas Clean Diesel Project 2021 Workshop

Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 PM CST
Location: ZOOM - Link will be emailed to registrants
Description: This virtual workshop will go over eligible projects details, maximum funding levels, and how to apply for this funding opportunity. At the end of the presentation, we will also go over how to fill out the application and highlight key points. 

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Call for Project Details

Eligible Applicants:

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:

Activities

Description

Maximum Funding Levels


On-road Vehicle Replacement




Non-Road Vehicle and Equipment Replacement
 


Certified vehicle replacements for over the road, short-haul trucks, and other freight and goods movement trucks



Certified vehicle and equipment replacements for non-road diesel vehicles and equipment

 

45% of Eligible Costs if New Is Electric*
 
35% of Eligible Costs if New is Powered by Engine Certified to CARB** optional Low-NOX Standards
 
25% of Eligible Costs for All Others

On-road Engine Replacement



Nonroad Engine Replacement

Certified engine replacements for over the road, short-haul trucks, and other freight and goods movement trucks



Certified engine replacements for non-road diesel vehicles and equipment
 

60% of Eligible Costs if New Is a Zero Emission Power Source 

50% of Eligible Costs if New Is a CARB Certified Low-NOx Engine 

40% of Eligible Costs if New Is an EPA Certified Engine

Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Trailer Replacement

 

Eletric Transport Refrigeration Unit trailer replacements for diesel Transport Refrigeration Units Trailers

Must operate solely on grid, battery or other zero-emission power sources

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 

50% of Eligible Cost if CARB Certified Low NOx Engine 

40% of Eligible Cost if EPA Certified 

Locomotive Idle Control Strategies

Shore power installation for locomotives

SmartWay Verified locomotive technologies -- including the specified categories -- are listed in a table at: www.epa.gov/verified-diesel-tech/smartway-verified-list-idling-reduction-technologies-irts-locomotives

No funds awarded shall be used for locomotive shore connection system projects that are expected to be used less than 1,000 hours/year.

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://ww2.arb.ca.gov/sites/default/files/classic//msprog/onroad/optionnox/optional_low_nox_certified_hd_engines.pdf

Eligible Costs:

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 operation for 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 operates less than 500 hours per year

Eligible Location:

Eligible applicants must operate vehicles or equipment within the ten 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:

  1. Review Guidelines [PDF]
  2. Review Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]
  3. 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.
  4. 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 nluong@nctcog.org to verify.
  5. 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 application and all needed attachments must be received by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.  Applications received after that time will be considered with applications submitted for the next application deadline. Applications received after 5 p.m. on the final deadline will not be considered and will be returned unopened. 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 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022.

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".

Staff Contacts
Huong Duong
Trey Pope
Jason Brown