Oklahoma has been initially allocated approximately $21 million from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the transportation sector. With this funding, DEQ has been able to develop several new programs to promote healthier air quality across the state. View the Oklahoma VW Settlement Factsheet View lists and maps of funding recipients
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- Alternative Fuel School Bus Program – $4.1 Million toward projects that promote the use of alternative fuels in school buses for pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The FY 2020 application period closed on December 4, 2020.
- Oklahoma Clean Diesel (DERA) Program – An EPA-sponsored program funded by the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) that replaces diesel school buses. Volkswagen funds are used to match federal funds. The FY 2021 application period closed on December 10, 2021.
- ChargeOK: Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program – $3.1 Million to install electric (EV) charging stations throughout Oklahoma. The FY 2021 application period closed on September 8, 2020.
- On-Road Program – $3.5 Million to replace or repower on-road diesel fueled Class 4-8 trucks and shuttle or transit buses with new diesel or alternative fueled vehicles. The application period closed on September 30, 2020.
Oklahoma “is required to maintain and make publicly available all documentation submitted in support of the each funding request and all records supporting all expenditures of Eligible Mitigation Action funds” from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Funding requests and Semi-Annual Reports from DEQ will be available here: Oklahoma Funding Requests and Semi-Annual Reports
DEQ and the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment (SOEE) submitted the original Oklahoma Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) to Wilmington Trust on June 8, 2018. An updated version of the BMP was submitted on August 16, 2021. For more information on the BMP process please reference the Volkswagen History page.
- FY21 Clean Diesel Program Factsheet
- FY20 Alternative Fuel School Bus Program Factsheet
- FY20 Clean Diesel and Alternative Fuel School Bus Program Comparison Factsheet
- FY19 Alternative Fuel School Bus Program Factsheet
- FY19 Clean Diesel and Alternative Fuel School Bus Program Comparison Factsheet
- FY18 Alternative Fuel School Bus (VW) & Clean Diesel (DERA) Comparison Fact Sheet
- Funding Allocations and BMP Priorities Fact Sheet
- Oklahoma VW Settlement Fact Sheet
- FY18 Alternative Fuel School Bus Program Fact Sheet
- Round 2 (FY2021) ChargeOK Program Fact Sheet
- On-Road Program Fact Sheet
Meetings and Presentations
- December 5, 2017 Public Meeting Presentation
- May 8, 2018 Proposed BMP Public Meeting Presentation
- Go to the program homepage for links to the webinars
- State Beneficiary Trust Agreement (EPA)
- Appendix D-2 of Trust Agreement (Eligible Mitigation Actions)
- Oklahoma Governor’s Executive Order on State Trust Agreement
- Appendix D-3 with Attachment (Oklahoma’s Certification to Obtain Beneficiary Status)
- Original Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (submitted to Trust June 8, 2018)
- Updated Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (submitted to Trust August 16, 2021)
On February 15, 2018, DEQ sent notices to the following Federal Agencies about the State of Oklahoma’s designation as a Volkswagen State Environmental Mitigation Trust Beneficiary along with DEQ’s process of developing the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and funding assistance programs.
For more information, contact us by
Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
707 N. Robinson
PO Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101