Making changes to improve Utah’s air quality isn’t always easy. That’s why at Utah Clean Cities, we do everything we can to make the process go smoother. We’ve compiled a list of various grants, incentives and laws that will make your transition to clean fuels seamless.
If you have any questions, or need more information in pursuing a grant, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Utah Department of Environmental Quality:
The State of Utah became a beneficiary of over $35 million from the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust, part of a settlement with VW for violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Governor has designated the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as the lead agency to administer this funding, including the development of an Environmental Mitigation Plan (EMP). The EMP will provide a high-level overview of which eligible vehicle/equipment categories the State of Utah will fund through the settlement to reduce the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from the VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles that were not in compliance with the CAA.
The application period to apply for Class 4-8 vehicle or engine replacements and/or light-duty, electric-vehicle charging equipment funding is now open. Please go to vw.utah.gov to apply.
The application process will be open October 1 through November 30, 2018.
Government entities as defined in Utah Code §63G-7-102(4) and federal government agencies are eligible to apply.
The Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) established the Utah Clean Diesel Program to promote diesel emission reduction strategies. Since 2008, over $12 million in state and federal grants have helped public and private fleet owners in Utah reduce emissions from their diesel vehicles and equipment.
To learn more and to find out if your projects are eligible go here.
The Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) empowers all business, government entities and nonprofit organization to make innovative changes that improve Utah’s air. To qualify for funding, you must submit your project idea to UCAIR through a Letter of Intent Form, found here. This will outline your idea and allow for discussion between the applicant and UCAIR’s Grant Selection Committee.
If the idea is approved, applicants can then access and submit a full UCAIR Grant Application Form for final approval and funding. Keep in mind, not just any idea will receive funding. Be sure to review the UCAIR Grant Information Sheet, which will detail the process for submitting a grant request. Keep in mind, while any idea that reduces emissions will be considered, projects must be based on solid metrics and performance standards.
You can read more about or receive additional assistance on this grant directly from UCAIR
Vehicle Emissions Program
Vehicle Repair Assistance Program (VRAP)
Depending on the age and overall condition of a vehicle failing the emissions test, low-income vehicle owners may qualify for vehicle repair assistance. We require a completed application and supporting documentation.