Volkswagen funding - nongovernment trucks

Trucks Application Period is closed!

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources accepted applications for the Trucks category through Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Qualifying applicants include owners of heavy-duty diesel trucks operating anywhere in the state of Missouri at least 50% of the time. Emergency response vehicles, such as firetrucks and ambulances, are included in this category.

Implementation Guidelines

Program requirements

DERA and Volkswagen Trust Truck Category Summary

For the purposes of this category, “Government,” means a state or local government agency (including a school district, municipality, city, county, special district, transit district, joint powers authority or port authority, owning fleets purchased with government funds), and a tribal government or native village.

Program Requirements must be followed. Highlights include:

  • Eligible engine model years 1992-2009
  • Eligible vehicles are Class 4-8 with gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds
  • Old engine or vehicle must be permanently disabled
  • May repower or replace with new diesel, biodiesel, alternate fuel, or all-electric engine
  • Government entities may receive up to 75% of the cost of the new repower engine, or may receive up to 50% of the cost of a new vehicle
  • Nongovernment entities may receive up to 40% of the cost of a new repower engine, or may receive up to 25% of the cost of a new vehicle.
  • Maximum amount of fund request per applicant is $1 million

Waiver Information

In limited circumstances, the department may grant a waiver to Missouri’s VW Trust Program Requirements. To qualify, the applicant must provide the following information:

  • The applicant must identify the program requirement for which the waiver is being requested
  • The applicant must document the reason for the waiver request
  • If the applicant is requesting a waiver of a deadline, the applicant must propose a timeline for compliance
  • Notification of the waiver will be provided by email to the person and email address specified by the requester
  • The applicant must acknowledge that the department cannot waive, under any circumstances, any provisions of the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust. If uncertain, we highly encourage you to reach out to us to determine if a waiver is possible for your particular circumstances

Example reason for waiver:
An entity is unable to disable their vehicle within the 60-day allowed period after delivery of the new vehicle and requests a two-week extension. Reasons for the extension have included delays with licensing the new vehicle, weather delays at the metal recycling operation for disabling the old vehicle, complications related to COVID quarantine requirements, etc.
By issuing a waiver, the department is waiving penalty assessments based on the conditions of the waiver. The waiver shall not prevent any subsequent enforcement of other program requirements or be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach of any program requirements.

Awarded Projects

The list below shows applicants awarded under the previous Government Truck and Non-Government Truck categories. The list includes selected applicants receiving funding from February 2019 to present. 

Government Trucks Awardees, spring FY20 
Government Trucks Awardees, fall FY20
Government Trucks Awardees, fall FY20 - Kansas City and St. Louis Areas 
Government Trucks Awardees, FY19

Non‐Government Trucks Awardees, spring FY20 
Non‐Government Trucks Awardees, fall FY20 


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