Grant Application Schedules and Grant Awards
(2)DEQ will announce annual schedules to submit applications for grants beginning in 2021 and ending when all funds available to Oregon under the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement have been spent.
(a)Annual grant application schedules will be announced in the first quarter of each applicable calendar year.
(b)Application schedules will allow for grant applications to be submitted, reviewed and awarded up to four times per year, as determined by DEQ, to achieve the spending goals under section (3).
(c)DEQ will notify applicants of funding decisions based on annual schedules and will publish notification of grant awards as required by the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement.
(3)DEQ will announce annual Diesel Emissions Mitigation Grant Program funding availability to make approximately 1⁄5 of Oregon’s allocated share of funds available, under the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement, for diesel emission reduction grants per year for at least five years beginning in 2021. Funds that are not reserved for authorized administrative expenses, used as authorized to satisfy Oregon’s non-federal match under the DERA grant program, or allocated to grants under this division will be made available for additional diesel emission reduction grants under this division.
(4)DEQ will conduct a review of the Diesel Emission Mitigation Grant Program two years after implementation. The review will include an assessment of emissions reductions, program investments addressing diesel equipment, potential adjustments to improve performance, and will provide an opportunity for community involvement.
(5)DEQ will allocate all available grant funds under this division towards eligible mitigation actions and eligible mitigation action administrative expenditures.
Rule 340-255-0070 — Grant Application Schedules and Grant Awards,