DERA stands for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allocate funds to states for the establishment of clean diesel projects that will reduce diesel emissions in areas of concern using cost-effective projects. The amount of funding available for allocation and the project requirements can change from year to year.

DERA Grants are now administered by the Iowa DOT

Their page is at https://www.iowadot.gov/dera.

2016 DERA AWARDS
Project Time Frame
Awardee
Project Description
Project Payment
February 21, 2017 - September 30, 2017 Central City School District Purchase 2 propane school buses replacements $35,696
February 21, 2017 - September 30, 2017 College Community School District Purchase 1 diesel school bus replacement $22,791
July 18, 2017 – February 28, 2018 St. Ansgar Community School District Purchase 2 diesel school bus replacements $43,185
July 18, 2017 – February 28, 2018 Northwood-Kensett Community School District Purchase 1 propane school bus replacement $23,706
December 15, 2017 - March 20, 2018 Williamsburg Community School District Purchase 1 propane school bus replacement $23,979

For questions on past DERA projects, please email: Jim.McGraw@dnr.iowa.gov