Pennsylvania small businesses may soon be able to benefit from Volkswagen settlement funds which will be available as rebates and grants for eligible projects. DEP hopes to have the application process up and running this spring. Pennsylvania is allocated over $118 million in the First and Second Partial Consent Decrees. The amount of money allocated to Pennsylvania is based on the percentage of unlawful Volkswagen vehicles registered in the Commonwealth compared to the number registered nationally.
In anticipation of becoming certified as a Beneficiary, DEP has developed a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan that provides Pennsylvania's high-level vision for the use of the mitigation fund money and information about specific project types eligible for funding.
Class 8 Local Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks
Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus, or Transit Bus
Railroad Freight Switcher Locomotives
Ocean Going Vessels Shorepower
Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks
Airport Ground Support Equipment
Light-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment
Matching funds for projects eligible under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act