Environmental Programs Associated with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Programs – Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA)
Total Nationally: $300 million
30 percent to states and 70 percent for competitive grants
Total for MDEQ Air Quality Program: $1.73 million to retrofit diesel school buses in areas where ozone standards are of concern.
$210 million nationally in Competitive National Grants to support to support Clean Diesel activities. The application closes April 28, 2009. For grants in the Southeast, EPA Region 4 will receive approximately $19 million dollars to use for eligible projects between $500,000 and $2,000,000. The competitive grant is open to regional, state, local, tribal or port agency with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality; and nonprofit organization or institution and should focus on Regional Priories as specified below:
Websites with more information about the application process
Water Quality Management Planning – Section 604(b) Funds
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks
No individual funding for states. Funding is for competitive grants through EPA.