The Region III Office of the US EPA has graciously provided $20,000 to the Philadelphia Diesel Difference for air toxics risk mitigation in the Greater Philadelphia area. Philadelphia Diesel Difference is now accepting applications for this funding through a Request for Proposals (RFP) submitted on behalf of its Criteria Sub-committee. All funding requests must be directly applied to the purchase of EPA and/or CARB verified clean diesel retrofit technologies, idling reduction technologies, and/or a fuel cost differential associated with the use of ultra low (< 30 ppm) sulfur diesel fuel. The RFP outlines all applicable requirements, components, selection criterion, and deadlines.

Each fleet that submits a completed application will not only be considered for the $20,000 made available through the EPA at this time, but also be placed into a registry of fleets who are interested in pursuing future clean diesel technology installation projects, once adequate funding is made available. As funding does become available to the Diesel Difference from grants, corporate sponsorship donations, and enforcement settlements, its Executive Committee will select projects from this grouping of applications BEFORE requesting additional proposals. Please take this opportunity to think about what types of clean diesel retrofit and/or anti-idling technologies may be appropriate for your fleet, both now and in the coming years.

Please note that all completed applications must be returned to April Birnbaum no later than 5 PM EST on Monday, April 19, 2004. April is available to answer any questions pertaining to this RFP and can provide assistance in the coordination of vendor presentations.

RFP Instructions and Application (.doc)

Philadelphia Diesel Difference $20,000 EPA Air Toxics Mitigation Grant