Get it while it’s hot: Kansas has diesel grant cash

| 7/5/2011

Kansas truck owners can apply now for diesel grants between $5,000 and $100,000.

Between now and Aug. 15, the state of Kansas is accepting applications for its diesel grant program, which is administered competitively. Applicants can put together plans to upgrade or replace diesel equipment, and they are encouraged to voluntarily match grant funds with their own dollars.

Some fleet projects require matching funds.

The program is open to “public and private on-highway fleet operators based in Kansas,” the Kansas Department of Health and Environment stated in a news release.

The grant covers retrofits that reduce particulate matter, diesel-saving idle-reduction technologies and engine repowers and “emission upgrades for older engines,” the state said.

You can find more information and application forms here.

Kansas announced its diesel grant funding opportunities on the state website and through the Kansas Motor Carriers Association website, as well as the Kansas Contractor’s Association website.

Owner-operators, however, can sign up to get individual notifications.

To sign up for email and phone notification, send your name, email and phone number here.