Clean diesel grants

Diesel exhaust is the most harmful air pollutant affecting people's health in Washington and contributes 70 percent to the risk of cancer from airborne pollutants. It puts healthy people at risk for respiratory disease and makes the symptoms worse for people with health problems such as asthma, heart disease, and lung disease. Nearly five million Washington residents live or work close to highways and other major roads where they are likely to be exposed to diesel exhaust.

Clean diesel grant funds can be used to help purchase and install clean diesel technology on public- and privately-owned heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment in Washington. By installing clean diesel technology, you help reduce harm to public health.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $600,000 – from the Air Pollution Control Account
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Varies
  • Amount of matching funds required: Varies – The match requirement varies with each biennial (every two years) funding cycle, and depends on the applicant type and project category.

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Start date: Feb 13, 2020
End date: Apr 7, 2020

Applicants must submit applications by 5 p.m. PST, April 7, 2020. To ensure a competitive application process and to attract qualified projects, we reserve the right to extend the application period as necessary.

We anticipate notifying successful recipients of awards in May 2020.

To apply for a grant, create or log in in to your existing EAGL account (Ecology Administration of Grants and Loans).

Funding is available for the following entities:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Public utility districts/co-ops
  • Ports
  • School districts
  • State government
  • Transit
  • Tribes
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Local clean air agencies
  • Idle reduction for school buses using fuel-fired heaters
  • Marine shore power systems for harbor vessels
  • Marine shore power systems for ocean-going vessels
  • Scrap incentives for replacing highest polluting diesel vehicles, equipment, and engines
  • Pilot projects to improve cargo handling efficiency or improve electric vehicle range

More information about this funding program