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Department of Environmental Quality now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects through January

Power Plant emissions seen above residential blocks from a city during sunrise. (Shutterstock)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects across the state.

Proposed projects must involve methods to mitigate nitrogen oxide emissions from vehicles listed within the eligible mitigation actions established in DEQ’s Volkswagen Mitigation Plan. More detailed information about eligible mitigation actions can be found in DEQ’s mitigation plan, which is available at the Volkswagen Settlement’s web page.

The department will fund accepted grant proposals from $1,000,000 of funding provided through the Volkswagen Settlement Funds.

In 2019, DEQ awarded over $500,000 VW Settlement funds to Grand Teton National Park, Western Wyoming Beverages, the Jackson Hole Airport and Sublette County School District 1.

This is an open and competitive process. Applicants must submit their proposals to the environmental quality department no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 31 to be considered. Project applicants will be scored on a numeric 70-point scale. Points will be awarded based on how well applicants demonstrate that their project meets the criteria specified in the DEQ Volkswagen Mitigation Plan, as well as the level of detail included in the applicant’s responses to application questions. All project applicants will receive fair and equal consideration.

Applicants must include the following:

  • Completed application
  • Fleet sheet (Excel)
  • New vehicle/equipment info or bids
  • AFLEET emissions output (Excel)
  • Supporting documentation or additional information

For more information or to apply for the grant, click here.