The Recovery Act Funding for Clean Diesel: SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program is a competitive grant program that will support the creation of national, state or local innovative clean diesel financial programs, which maximize job creation and preservation. Innovative financial programs include those where the loan recipient receives a unique financial incentive (i.e., better than regular market rates or conditions) for the purchase of retrofitted vehicles or equipment.

Eligible Applicants

  • U.S. regional, State, local or tribal agencies or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality
  • Nonprofit organizations or institutions that: represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets; or have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality

School districts, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), cities and counties are all eligible entities under this assistance agreement program to the extent that they fall within the definition above.

Request for Applications Closing Date: April 28, 2009

More information is available on the EPA website.