Volkswagen enforcement action grants

Washington will receive $141 million from Volkswagen to settle violations of the state and federal Clean Air Acts. The funds are the result of a $112.7 million federal settlement negotiated by EPA and $28.4 million from a separate state settlement. Our goal for investing the funds is to maximize air pollution reductions in communities affected by harmful diesel exhaust.

Under the settlements, money can be invested in projects that replace or repower eligible vehicles, vessels, and equipment with new less-polluting diesel engines, alternate fueled (compressed natural gas, propane, or hybrid) or all-electric engines, and developing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The governor designated Ecology to lead Washington's efforts to manage the settlement funds.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Varies - see individual grant guidelines for eligibility
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Varies - see individual grant guidelines for eligibility
  • Amount of matching funds required: Varies - see individual grant guidelines for eligibility

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Start date: Oct 6, 2022
End date: Dec 15, 2022

Next application cycle opens October 6, 2022 - see details below.

Project Status Application/Information due date Application materials Award notifications
Electric fire apparatuses Opens 10/6/2022 December 15, 2022 Coming soon January 31, 2023
Shore power for ocean-going vessels Closed Extended to 5 p.m.,
June 3, 2020

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July 2020
Corridor electric vehicle charging infrastructure along high traffic corridors Closed March 10, 2020

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Q&As

May 2020
Electric school buses Closed Dec. 12, 2019

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Feb. 2020
Workplace electric vehicle charging infrastructure at state and local government-owned facilities Closed Nov. 7, 2019

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Jan. 2020

*For information grants funded prior to 2020, please visit the "Projects we funded through grants" webpage.

Funding is available for the following entities:

See specific grant guidelines for eligibility criteria.

See specific grant guidelines for eligibility criteria.

More information about this funding program

After finalizing the scope of each funding opportunity, we submit funding requests (Federal Settlement Appendix D-4:  Beneficiary Eligible Mitigation Action Certifications) to the Trustee.