Clean Diesel Program

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Arizona State Clean Diesel Program

The 10 million diesel engines operating nationwide today provide more power and fuel efficiency than those that burn gasoline or natural gas. However, these engines emit more than 300,000 tons of particulate matter (PM) and more than 6 million tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the air annually. These pollutants contribute to public health problems such as asthma, lung cancer, and many more serious cardiac and respiratory diseases.

Diesel engines manufactured today are cleaner than ever before, thanks to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Since diesel engines can operate for more than 30 years, millions of older higher polluting engines are still in use today. Thus the State Clean Diesel Grant Program, or DERA, was created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The act gave the EPA the ability to promote diesel emission reductions by giving states the ability to provide grant monies. These grants are used to provide funding for local fleets to replace, repower, or retrofit older higher emitting diesel engines with newer diesels or newer vehicles that use alternative fuels.

FY21 DERA applications are due March 15, 2021 by 5:00pm MST.  

Federal Fiscal Year 2021 DERA Grant

FY21 Application
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Documents

Name of Document
Type Date Published
Active or Closed
Vendor Registration Instructions
PDF 08 August 2017
Active
FY21 DERA Informational PowerPoint
PDF 01 February 2021
Active
FY21 State DERA Program Guide
PDF 04 March 2021 Active
FY21 DERA Technical Data Worksheet
XLS 01 February 2021
Active

State Clean Diesel Grant Awards

Awards for Federal Fiscal Year 2020


Phoenix Union High School District #210

DERA Award Amount: $198,900

Project Details: Replace one 2008 Blue Bird Cummins diesel school bus with one 2022 Blue Bird all electric school bus. Matching funds of 55% will be provided by the Phoenix Union High School District.

Yuma Union High School District #70

DERA Award Amount: $92,000

Project Details: Replace two 2005 International diesel school buses with two 2021 propane school buses. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by the Yuma Union High School District.

Yuma Elementary School District #1

DERA Award Amount: $48,989

Project Details: Replace one 2004 International diesel school bus with one 2021 propane school bus. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by the Yuma Elementary School District.

Sysco Foodservices of Arizona

DERA Award Amount: $103,000

Project Details: Replace two 2004, and two 2006 diesel Class 8 short haul combos with four new diesel trucks. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by the Sysco Corporation.

Cartwright School District #83

DERA Award Amount: $198,630

Project Details: Replace one 2007 diesel school bus with one 2022 all electric school bus. Matching funds of 55% will be provided by the Cartwright School District.

White Water II, LLC

DERA Award Amount: $60,488

Project Details: Replace one 1997 Class 7 and one 1999 Class 6 short haul diesel delivery trucks with two 2021 Class 6 diesel trucks. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by White Water II, LLC.

Avondale Elementary School District #44

DERA Award Amount: $40,000

Project Details: Replace one 2008 diesel school bus with one 2022 diesel school bus. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by the Avondale Elementary School District.


Awards for Federal Fiscal Year 2019


Avondale Elementary School District #44

DERA Award Amount: $120,000

Project Details: Replace two 2006 and one 2009 model year diesel school buses with three new 2020 ultra-low sulfur diesel buses. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by Avondale Elementary School District #44.

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Sysco Food Services of Arizona

DERA Award Amount: $262,500

Project Details: Replace two 1999, one 2000, three 2001, and four 2002 Class 8 Short Haul Combos with 10 new 2020 diesel trucks. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by Sysco Foodservices of Arizona.

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Waste Management of Arizona, Inc.

DERA Award Amount: $168,000

Project Details: Replace one 2001, one 2005, and two 2008 refuse haulers with four new low NOx CNG refuse haulers. Matching funds of 81% will be provided by Waste Management of Arizona, Inc. who has contributed extra funding to the project.

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Dysart Unified School District #89

DERA Award Amount: $115,500

Project Details: Replace one 2002 and two 2006 older model year diesel school buses with three new 2020 ultra-low sulfur diesel buses. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by the Dysart Unified School District.
Dysart DERA

Agua Fria Union High School District #216

DERA Award Amount: $84,481

Project Details: Replace two 2005 model year diesel school buses with two new 2020 ultra-low sulfur diesel buses. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by Agua Fria Union High School District #216.

Agua Fria DERA

Awards for Federal Fiscal Year 2018

Turbine Alloys, LLC

DERA Award Amount: $49,580

Project Details: Turbine Alloy’s LLC is a small locally owned metal recycling company. They specialize in aircraft aluminum. They are using their FY18 DERA grant to replace two short haul class 6-7 diesel trucks with two cleaner burning 2019 Class 6 Hino diesel trucks. The new diesel trucks will reduce pollutants by approximately 90 percent and reduce fuel use and carbon dioxide by ten percent. In their lifetime, these new vehicles will reduce pollutants by about 3,223 short tons. In addition to recycling, the staff at Turbine Alloys LLC, are also doing their part to clean up our air.

The old vehicle being scrapped and replaced is on the left. The new vehicle is to the right.

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DERA Turbine Alloys

Yuma Union High School District #70

DERA Award Amount: $279,229

Project Details: To replace three 1995 and four 1997 diesel school buses with seven new buses powered by cleaner burning propane. This is one of our first subrecipients to use alternative fuel replacement vehicles which tend to emit less pollution causing particulates.

Yuma Union High School District DERA Grant

Yuma Elementary School District #1

DERA Award Amount: $119,670

Project Details: Replace two 1997 and one 2002 older model diesel school buses with three new buses powered by cleaner burning propane. This is one of our first sub-recipients to use alternative fuel replacement vehicles which tend to emit less pollution causing particulates.

DERA Grant Yuma Elementary School District #1

Deer Valley Unified School District #97

DERA Award Amount: $149,636

Project Details: Replace four 2001 older model diesel school buses with new vehicles powered by model year 2019 cleaner burning diesel engines that emit less pollution.

Awards for Federal Fiscal Year 2017

Deer Valley Unified School District #97

DERA Award Amount: $288,421

Project Details: Replace one 1997, three 1999 and three 2000 older model diesel school buses with new vehicles powered by model year 2019 cleaner burning diesel engines that emit less pollution. 

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Agua Fria Union High School District #216

DERA Award Amount: $156,800

Project Details: Replace one 2003 and three 2005 older diesel school buses with new vehicles powered by model year 2018 cleaner burning diesel engines that emit less pollution.

Agua Fria DERA Award

Cartwright School District #83

DERA Award Amount: $75,000

Project Details: Replace two model year 2002 older diesel school buses with new vehicles powered by model year 2018 cleaner burning diesel engines that emit less pollution.

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Awards for Federal Fiscal Year 2016

Deer Valley Unified School District #97

DERA Award Amount: $120,000

Project Details: Replace one model year 1998, one 1999 and one 2000 diesel school buses with new vehicles powered by model year 2017 cleaner burning diesel engines that emit less pollution.

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Maricopa County Equipment Services Department

DERA Award Amount: $48,595

Project Details: Retrofit 19 diesel powered vehicles with modern clean diesel technology upgrades that reduces the amount of pollution from each vehicle.

Contact Us

Grant Program Administrator - Larz Garcia
602-506-0147
Larz.Garcia@maricopa.gov    

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