North Texas Emissions Reduction Project 2020

UPDATE: August 16, 2021

Application acceptance for the North Texas Emissions Reduction Project (NTERP) 2020 has been put on hold due to a sufficient number of applications having been submitted -- and as a result, remaining funds accounted for. We appreciate the interest of those who have contacted us about applying, as well as those who applied for project funding. Please visit our Air Quality Funding and Resources webpage at for information on current and upcoming air quality funding opportunities.

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) 2019 is offering rebate funding through the North Texas Emissions Reduction Project (NTERP) 2020 Call for Projects (CFP). This CFP will fund replacement of existing diesel-powered heavy-duty vehicles or equipment operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) ten-county ozone nonattainment area as well as two additional counties due to their location near the DFW ozone nonattainment area and identified within a 12-county area housing several goods movement and transportation hubs. 


Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM CST


Call for Project Details

Eligible Applicants:

Private sector fleets operating in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, 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 and equipment must be diesel. The new replacement vehicle or equipment may be diesel or alternative fuels, covered at the following funding levels:



Maximum Funding Levels

Vehicle Replacement


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

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

Non-Road Equipment Replacement

Certified equipment replacements for non-road diesel vehicles and equipment

45% Cost if New Is Electric*

35% Cost if New is Powered by Engine Certified to CARB** optional Low-NOX Standards
25% Cost for All Others

Locomotive Idle Control Strategies

Shore power installation for rail and switch yards

SmartWay Verified locomotive technologies -- including the specified categories -- are listed in a table at:

Replacement of locomotives or their primary engines not eligible.  

40% of cost coverage

*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:

Eligible Costs:

Eligible costs includes purchase costs of new vehicle 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.  Additionally Navarro and Hood county due to their location near the DFW ozone nonattainment area.

This is a map outlining nonattainment areas for ozone in the DFW area including: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Navarro, Hunt, Tarrant, and Wise countiesSee 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.
  5. Submit Applications by Mail or In Person
    • Application [XLS]
    • An email with your responses will be sent to the applicant's email (if provided) within 1-2 days.  Please email with subject line note of “Help” if you have not received the response email from us.
    • 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  Electronic-only submissions will not be evaluated. 

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a competitive first-come, first-served basis every three months.  The next and final deadline for NCTCOG to have submitted applications "in hand" is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021.

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 and include in the subject line "NTERP 2020".

Staff Contacts
Huong Duong
Trey Pope
Jason Brown