The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will accept applications Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Submit applications directly to during the application period with the subject line “DERA Program Application.”

Volkswagen Trust DERA Program Application and Instructions, Form--MO 780-2886

Implementation Guidelines

Program Requirements

This is a cost-share program allowing both private and public entities to apply for DERA funding. The department matched the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant with Volkswagen Trust funds earning a bonus resulting in $750,000 of project funding for state fiscal year 2020.

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