Montana Clean Diesel Program

FY 2016 State Clean Diesel Grant Program Awards

Number of Buses School Technology

Total Award Amount

 1  Alberton School District  School Bus Replacement  $21,000
 1  Corvallis School District  School Bus Replacement  $21,000
 3  Kalispell School District  School Bus Replacement  $63,000
 2  Libby School District  School Bus Replacement  $42,000
 1  Troy School District  School Bus Replacement  $21,000

 

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

Authority for the Clean Diesel program comes from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act that is part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Thirty percent of the DERA appropriation is allocated to the states to fund programs for voluntary clean diesel projects that reduce emissions. Montana’s State DERA grant formed the Montana Clean Diesel Program.

The goals of the Montana Clean Diesel Program are to:

  • Gain acceptance of the need to reduce diesel emissions in poor air quality areas;
  • Gain future support for diesel emissions and fuel reduction activities;
  • Demonstrate reductions in emissions and fuel use with new technology.

Visit the Clean Air Zone Montana for information about the health implications of diesel exhaust and what schools are doing to minimize these impacts.