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The U.S. EPA has announced three recovery act grants totaling $20 million in funding for the SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program. These recovery act grants will fund the purchase of new, cleaner or retrofitted vehicles and equipment, protecting air quality and creating and retaining jobs in three communities across the country. The program works to reduce premature deaths, asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments, lost work days and other health impacts every year.
The recovery act grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Overall, the recovery act allotted $300 million for the National Clean Diesel Campaign, $30 million of which will fund SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance Program grants. For more information on EPA’s implementation of the recovery act, click here. For more information on EPA’s clean diesel initiatives, click here.