The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) established the Kansas Clean Diesel Program in 2008 to use federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide grants for diesel fleet improvements.
2017 - New Funding Opportunity for Kansas School Districts:
The EPA allocated funds in 2016 to Kansas and other states as part of the on-going Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will use those funds to provide partial funding to school districts for fleet improvements.
The starting date for submitting an application to KDHE is January 13, 2017. The deadline for submitting an application is March 10, 2017.
Please review the following Request for Proposal document and provide all the requested information on the Application Excel form below.
- Request for Proposal -Information regarding eligibility and grant amount limitations.
- Application -Fill out and return by deadline.
Applications must be mailed to KDHE at the following address:
KDHE - Bureau of Air, Clean Diesel
1000 SW Jackson St, Suite 310
Topeka, KS, 66612
Please submit questions about this opportunity via e-mail to:
Questions and answers will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
More information about the Kansas Clean Diesel Program
Diesel engines are efficient and durable, and are an important source of power for many areas of our national economy. They are critical components of Kansas industries such as agriculture, railroads, highway transportation, and natural gas and oil extraction. Diesel engines also contribute to air quality concerns. Diesel exhaust contains fine particles, nitrogen oxides and other chemicals that directly contribute to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
Federal standards aim to reduce emissions from diesel engines by up to 90% for heavy duty vehicles made since 2007. Millions of older diesel engines do not meet the latest clean diesel standards, yet could remain in service for many years. Several technologies are available to reduce emissions from these engines, including filter and idling reduction technologies.
Congress passed the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) to address the need for fleet improvements. The Environmental Protection Agency established the National Clean Diesel Campaign to provide funding to states to implement diesel emission reduction projects.