EPA Announces $1.5 Million for Diesel Retrofits

Washington, D.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality is providing up to $1.5 million in funds to projects that demonstrate the innovative use of EPA verified pollution control equipment in reducing emissions from diesel fleets affecting sensitive populations. Sensitive populations include those with children, elderly and chronically ill, who are more susceptible to the effects of diesel exhaust. Funds are available to state, local, multi-state and tribal agencies, and nonprofit organizations involved with transportation air quality issues. For details, visit: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/rfp.htm. The deadline for applications is July 2.