The Missouri Department of Natural Resources accepted applications Monday, March 2 through May 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. CDT. Qualifying applicants included switch locomotives, tugboats and ferries that operate in the State of Missouri and are owned by government agencies or by private entities.

Implementation Guidelines

Program Requirements

For the purpose of this category, “Government” means a state or local government agency (including but not limited to a school district, municipality, city, county, special district, joint powers authority or port authority), or a tribal government or native village.

Eligible locomotives include Pre-Tier 4 switch locomotives used to move rail cars around a rail yard and marine vessels with unregulated, Tier 1 or Tier 2 marine engines that are used to move other marine vessels (tugboats) or to transport people, cargo and vehicles (ferries). Government agencies can request up to 75% of the cost to repower or replace their eligible project; private entities can request between 25% and 50% of the cost of their project depending on the type of project.

Program requirements must be followed. Highlights include:

  • Switch locomotives must operate a minimum of 1,000 hours per year.
  • Switch locomotives must operate a minimum of 50% of the time in Missouri.
  • Private entities may request up to 40% of the cost to repower a locomotive, 25% of the cost to replace a locomotive, or 50% of the cost to repower or replace a locomotive with a new all-electric locomotive.
  • Marine vessels may only be repowered.
  • Marine vessels whose main port is in Missouri must spend a minimum of 25% operation time in or along the Missouri border.
  • Marine vessels whose main port is not in Missouri must spend a minimum of 50% operation time in or along the Missouri border.
  • Private entities may request up to 40% of the cost to repower a marine vessel, or 50% of the cost to repower a marine vessel with a new all-electric engine.
  • Project must meet a minimum of $5 per pound of lifetime NOX reduction.
  • Maximum total funding request per applicant is $1 million.

Awardees - Spring, FY20

Awardees - Fall, FY20

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