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Extension for Medium and Heavy Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles Grant Program

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The deadline for grant applications in the Driving PA Forward Initiative’s Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Fleet Pilot Grant Program has been extended by DEP. Instead of March 1, the new deadline is March 31, 2023.

The main goal of the program is to swap out old diesel vehicles with new zero-emission vehicles. This initiative aims to reduce air pollution and enhance air quality in Pennsylvania. Local freight trucks in the Class 4-8 range, manufactured between 1992 and 2009, and primarily operating within Pennsylvania, are eligible for replacement. The replacement vehicles must be new zero-emission trucks that belong to the same class and serve a similar purpose.

To learn more, visit the Driving PA Forward MHD-ZEV Fleet webpage.

Jeremy Hancher is the EMAP Program Manager located at the Widener University SBDC.  He holds over 15 years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental policy, and program management.  He is proud to be the team lead of the award-winning EMAP program which provides free and confidential environmental assistance to the Pennsylvania small business community in fulfillment of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act and Section 507 of the federal Clean Air Act.
In 2015, Jeremy was part of the team effort when EMAP was recognized by US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Outstanding Accomplishments by a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate from the Wharton School.