· Vehicles that idle the main engine to provide auxiliary power to on-board equipment or
other purposes in the scope of conducting their business (e.g., utility trucks).
Important Information in Applying for Diesel Hybrid Vehicles or Engine Repowers:
Pursuant to U.S. EPA requirements for acquiring diesel hybrid vehicles, it is important for
the applicant to understand that for each new diesel hybrid vehicle being acquired through
this program, an existing in-service vehicle/engine must be scrapped or disassembled so that
it is no longer operable. For engine repowers, the old engine removed from the equipment
unit must also be rendered inoperable and scrapped. The scrapped or disassembled vehicle
in hybrid projects must currently be an in-service diesel vehicle that is similar to the hybrid
being purchased. If your proposed diesel hybrid or engine repower project application is
under consideration for approval, the Illinois EPA will contact you to discuss the
procedures involving the hybrid purchase or engine repower and the associated vehicle or
engine disassembly and scrappage.
4. Application & Funding Process
Before Developing the Project
· The Illinois EPA has made significant efforts in making the application process as easy as
possible for fleet managers and equipment vendors while meeting the requirements for
federal and state grants and all applicable laws. Please review the links on our website at
www.illinoisgreenfleets.org in the Illinois Clean Diesel Grant Program section. All
application and informational materials for this program, including this Fact Sheet &
Guidelines document, the instructions, and the application form, can be found on this
website. Be sure to download the current forms, instructions, and related materials. Do
not use forms from previous years that you may have copied and saved, as our forms and
other materials periodically change. The applicant is responsible for reviewing all of the
information provided in the links under the Illinois Clean Diesel Grant Program heading
and in following through the procedures outlined in the posted materials.
· The Illinois EPA is using several different types of federal funding and other funding
sources for this program. Certain funds have geographic, vehicle-type, equipment
options, or other project-related restrictions. In addition, certain funds have specific
document or certification requirements that will be needed from you for your project.
We will work with you in getting the required paperwork completed and submitted.
· It is likely that we will not be able to fund all submitted project applications. However,
projects that cannot be provided grants with current funding will be placed “on hold” for
future funding opportunities. Applications will not necessarily be approved on a “first
come, first served” basis. The Illinois EPA will determine which projects are best suited
to meet the objectives of the program and satisfy the specific criteria of each funding
source being utilized.
· The “Current Funding” link on the website will provide information on the types of
projects we are currently looking for, the geographic areas of the State that we have
funding available, and the amount of grant monies available or remaining for certain
funds. We will match clean diesel project applications with a fund that meets the criteria
of the submitted project proposal. In addition, the “Required Matches” link provides
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