Kansas Diesel


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.

EPA allocated funds in 2016 to Kansas and other states as part of the on-going Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program. KDHE is using those funds to provide partial funding to school districts for fleet improvements. A new round of funding is anticipated to be allocated to states in the fall of 2017.

2016 - Kansas Clean Diesel Grantees

The following table lists the districts that received partial school bus reimbursement awards from KDHE.

District
Project

USD 363 Holcomb

1 school bus replacement

USD 463 Udall

2 school bus replacement

USD 440 Halstead-Bentley

2 school bus replacement

USD 337 Royal Valley

1 school bus replacement

USD 252 Hartford

1 school bus replacement

USD 249 Frontenac Schools

1 school bus replacement

USD 490 El Dorado Schools

1 school bus replacement

USD 484 Fredonia

1 school bus replacement

USD 373 Newton

1 school bus replacement

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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.