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Posted on: April 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Available funding through FY18 DERA State Clean Diesel Grant Program

PHOENIX (April 24, 2018) – Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) is administering the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) State Clean Diesel Program grant, which is designed to improve air quality by eliminating diesel emissions.

Organizations who have vehicle fleets can apply to receive funding for retrofit, repower or replacement of qualified diesel fleet vehicles or equipment. The program is designed to retrofit or repower medium to heavy duty fleet vehicles with engine model years 1995 to 2009.  Organizations also have the option to purchase a 2017 or newer, low-emission fleet vehicles or school buses to replace old, high polluting fleet vehicles with a partial reimbursement.

“This is an excellent example of a collaboration between federal, state and local government that will help clean our air,” Maricopa County Air Quality Director Phil McNeely said.

“Promoting clean diesel technologies not only protects the health of our residents but will also significantly reduce harmful emissions, which results in cleaner air for everyone.”

Awards will be announced October 2018 and all approved projects must be completed by September 30, 2019.

For more information contact Larz Garcia, Maricopa County Air Quality Department Grant Programs Administrator, at  602-506-0147 or

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About Maricopa County Air Quality Department

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is a regulatory agency whose goal is to ensure federal clean air standards are achieved and maintained for the residents and visitors of Maricopa County. The department is governed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and follows air quality standards set forth by the federal Clean Air Act.

The department offers air quality information and resources on its Clean Air Make More website. Visit to learn more.

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