EPA Grants Available to Replace Diesel Engines in 9 Iowa Counties

A diesel engine is removed from a construction vehicle
Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Flickr

Individuals in nine Iowa counties may apply for funds to help replace diesel engines in construction vehicles. $2 million is available in Black Hawk, Harrison, Johnson, Linn, Mills, Polk, Pottawattamie, Scott, and Woodbury Counties, each of has faced challenges in meeting air quality standards.

The grant program is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who estimates health benefits of the program will total up to $8.2 billion, while the costs of the program will be capped at $500 million nationally.

Read more about the grant program through EPA’s press release or here. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2014.

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