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The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) issued a January 6 news release:

. . . Continue accepting applications for the Clean Fuels Funding Program (“Clean Fuels Program”) until March 15th.

DEQ has previously defined the goals of the Clean Fuels Program as:

  • Reducing Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Arkansas Ships
  • Encourage the development of alternative fuel infrastructure in Arkansas

The program is supported by the Volkswagen Settlement Fund.

DEQ describes the Clean Fuels Program as a competitive funding opportunity for public and private entities in Arkansas interested in:

. . . Refurbish or replace eligible medium trucks, heavy trucks, or buses with gasoline or battery-powered technologies.

DEQ states that it is providing nearly $1 million in grants to eligible projects.

Vehicles are eligible for renovation or replacement funding if they are diesel-powered vehicles with an engine model year between 1992 and 2009 and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Section 8 Inland Trucks and Harbor Dredgers (Trucks)
  • Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus or Commuter Bus(es)
  • Sections 4–7 Domestic Trucks (Medium Trucks)

Here is the link to the news release.

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