The Missouri Department of Natural Resources accepted applications for the DERA State Grants Program from Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 through Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Implementation Guidelines

Program Requirements

This is a cost-share program allowing both private and public entities to apply for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. The department matched the DERA grant with Volkswagen Trust funds earning a bonus resulting in $803,869 of project funding for state fiscal year 2021.

Projects must fall under one of the following Eligible Diesel Emission Reduction Solutions: 

  1. Diesel Engine Retrofit Technologies.
  2. Engine Upgrades and Remanufacture Systems.
  3. Clean Fuels and Additives.
  4. Idle Reduction Technologies.
  5. Aerodynamic Technologies and Verified Low Rolling Resistance Tires.
  6. Engine Replacement.
  7. Vehicle and Equipment Replacements.
  8. Clean Alternative Fuel Conversion.
Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following heavy-duty diesel types:
  • Buses.
  • Medium-duty or heavy-duty trucks.
  • Marine Engines.
  • Locomotives.
  • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in
    • Construction.
    • Handling of cargo (including at a port or airport).
    • Agriculture.
    • Mining.
    • Energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

For general information about DERA, see


SAM II Input Form