VW Update May
More states have finalized their Volkswagen funding plans. Currently, 45 states have published funding opportunities representing $2.3 billion — with $132.7 million of that exclusively allocated for school bus replacement. We’ve had many successes with propane, such as in Lafayette, Louisiana and various districts in Nebraska for school buses.
We have some states with huge funding opportunities available in 2019 and we need your help. Remember, the entire objective of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust fund is to reduce NOx emissions. Let’s work together to create a strategy that meets your state criteria. Our highest applicant success rate has been when we focused on NOx reductions, emissions cost-effectiveness, match funding and project location.
As of May 2019:
45 states have final plans:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Four states have draft plans:
Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Dakota.
Three states are still developing their plans and are accepting comments:
Florida, Puerto Rico and West Virginia.
Please contact Chelsea Jenkins at Chelsea.Jenkins@roush.com to discuss how best to approach and plan for the next phase of Volkswagen settlement (and other funding) opportunities in your state.
Visit www.ROUSHcleantech.com/volkswagen-settlement for more information.