West Coast Collaborative

 

The West Coast Collaborative is a voluntary public-private partnership committed to reducing diesel emissions and advancing clean technologies throughout the western United States. Learn More


Green Transportation Summit & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting

The Green Transportation Summit & Expo and the US EPA West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting has been postponed to May 24-26, 2021 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, WA. This Partners Meeting is in collaboration with the Green Transportation Summit and Expo and will take place in Tacoma, WA. You can find details (including complimentary registration using the promotional code "WCCPMA”) and future announcements about the program on the event website as well as on our Partner Meetings page.


2020 Tribal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Request for Applications (RFA) CLOSED

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications from eligible Tribal applicants until Thursday, July, 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from existing engines and equipment. EPA anticipates $2 million will be awarded to Tribal applicants across the country.


2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Request for Applications CLOSED

On December 9th, EPA announced its FY20 DERA National RFA. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in competitive grant funding under the DERA National Grants Program. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the EPA Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

For more information, please visit EPA's Clean Diesel National Grants.


2019 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Recipients Announced in Region 10

U.S. EPA's West Coast Collaborative (WCC) has awarded $5.6 million in DERA grant funding to recipients in EPA Region 10 states, territories and tribal communities. These funds provide support for clean diesel projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Newer diesel engines operate more cleanly than in the past, but many older diesel engines that emit far more air pollution are still on the road. Diesel emissions contain numerous pollutants including soot, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide that adversely affect cardiovascular and respiratory health.

To view this 2019 WCC DERA press release, please click visit: www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-awards-56-million-grants-reduce-diesel-pollution

For more information on these newly funded projects, go to our projects page and sort the interactive table by Fiscal Year 2019.


2019 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Recipients Announced in Region 9

U.S. EPA's West Coast Collaborative (WCC) has awarded over $14 million in DERA grant funding to recipients in EPA Region 9 states, territories and tribal communities. These funds will go towards projects that reduce diesel emissions from large diesel emission sources, such as trucks, buses, agriculture and port equipment. The month of October is Children’s Health Month, and these DERA grants are a resource that states, territories, tribes and local partners can use to reduce diesel emissions and protect our nation’s children. To view the 2019 WCC DERA press releases, please click the following: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Islands of American Samoa and Guam.

For more information on these newly funded projects, go to our projects page and sort the interactive table by Fiscal Year 2019.


U.S. EPA Announces 2019 School Bus Rebate Program - CLOSED

On September 30th, EPA announced the availability of approximately $10 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding to assist in replacing old diesel school buses with new school buses meeting the cleanest emission standards. For a summary of eligibility and important dates, please view this associated flyer (PDF) or visit EPA's School Bus Rebates: Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).

EPA will accept applications from September 30, to October 30, 2019.


2020 Green Transportation Summit & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting

Registration is open for the 2020 WCC Partners Meeting taking place in Tacoma, WA April 13-15! This Partners Meeting is in collaboration with the Green Transportation Summit and Expo. You can find details on the event website and our Partner Meetings page.


2018 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Recipients Announced in Region 9

U.S. EPA's West Coast Collaborative (WCC) has awarded $11 million in DERA grant funding to recipients in EPA Region 9 states and territories. These funds will go towards projects that reduce diesel emissions from large diesel emission sources, such as trucks, buses, agriculture and port equipment. To view the 2018 WCC DERA press releases, please click the following: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

For more information on these newly funded projects, go to our projects page and sort the interactive table by Fiscal Year 2018.


U.S. EPA Announces Recipients of 2018 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates

The West Coast Collaborative (WCC) has awarded $325,000 in DERA rebate funding to school districts and school bus fleets in EPA Region 9 states. These funds will help replace older school buses with 2017 or newer vehicles. To view the 2018 WCC DERA press releases, please click the following: Arizona, California, and Hawaii.

For more information on these newly funded projects please visit the Clean Diesel website.


U.S. EPA Announces Release of FY19 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Clean Diesel Request for Applications (RFA) - CLOSED

On December 20th, 2018, EPA announced its FY19 DERA National RFA. Approximately $40 million is available nationally for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. The RFA closed on March 26, 2019.


2018 NorCal Clean Technology Forum & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting

The 2018 WCC Partners Meeting took place at the McClellan center in Sacramento, CA on October 16-18th! This Partners Meeting was in collaboration with the NorCal Clean Cities Coalition and the Green Transportation Summit and Expo. You can find details including the final program, presentation slides, and photos on the event website and the Partner Meetings page.


2018 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant Recipients Announced in Region 9

U.S. EPA's West Coast Collaborative (WCC) has awarded $11 million in DERA grant funding to recipients in EPA Region 9 states and territories. These funds will go towards projects that reduce diesel emissions from large diesel emission sources, such as trucks, buses, agriculture and port equipment. To view the 2018 WCC DERA press releases, please click the following: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

For more information on these newly funded projects, go to our projects page and sort the interactive table by Fiscal Year 2018.


U.S. EPA Announces 2018 School Bus Replacement Rebate Application Period - CLOSED

On October 1st, EPA announced the availability of approximately $9 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding to assist in replacing old diesel school buses with new school buses meeting the cleanest emission standards. For a summary of eligibility and important dates, please view this associated flyer (PDF) or visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-rebates.

EPA will accept applications from October 1 to November 6, 2018 and an informational webinar will take place October 11, 2018


U.S. EPA Announces Release of FY18 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Clean Diesel Request for Proposals (RFP) - CLOSED

On April 24th, EPA announced its FY18 DERA National RFP. Funding is available nationally for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. The closing date for the RFP is June 12, 2018.


Date for the 2018 West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting Announced

The 2018 WCC Partners Meeting will take place in Sacramento, CA on October 16-18. This Partners Meeting ins in collaboration with the NorCal Clean Cities Coalition and the Green Transportation Summit and Expo. Details will be posted on the Partner Meetings page.


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