DEQ Announces Clean Diesel (DERA) Funding Available for Oklahoma Schools
For Immediate Release: October 20, 2021
Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 437.8468
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is pleased to announce funding is now available for the Oklahoma Clean Diesel Program/DERA. The program is focused on replacing older diesel school buses with new diesel, gasoline, all-electric, propane (LPG), or natural gas (LNG or CNG) school buses.
The Clean Diesel/DERA program is offering $734,342 towards the following project types:
- Replacement of a class 5-8 diesel school bus with an Engine Model Year (EMY) of 2009 or older with a bus that has an engine certified to meet EPA emission standards.
- Replacement of a class 5-8 diesel school bus with an EMY of 2016 or older if being replaced with a zero emission vehicle or with a bus that has an engine certified to meet CARB low-NOx emission standards.
“The Clean Diesel program has helped us bring our fleet up-to-date,” said Christy Clemons, Director of Transportation at Yukon Public Schools. “Over the last three and a half years, this program has allowed us to replace 23 of our old diesel buses.”
The funding application will be accepted through December 10, 2021. For more information on the DERA program, please visit https://www.deq.ok.gov/air-quality-division/clean-diesel-dera/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org