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EPA Workshop on Diesel Emission Reduction Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


EPA Regions 5 and 7 are pleased to invite you to the EPA Workshop on Diesel Emission Reduction Funding Opportunities. This workshop is free and will be held in Davenport, IA, on November 19, 2019. Grant administrators and local grantees will share insights about applying for and implementing grants that reduce diesel emissions from vehicles and inland ports. 


This workshop is designed to facilitate networking, discussion, and information sharing on local and national diesel emission reduction funding resources and strategies. To RSVP, contact EPA contractor Colby Richardson at Colby.Richardson[email protected] or (617) 357-4631. Space is limited, so sign up today!


Notable Speakers

  • Angela Tin, Vice President of Environmental Health, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
  • Anthony Maietta, Environmental Program Officer, EPA Region 5
  • Faye Swift, Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grants & Policy Team Leader, EPA
  • Stuart Anderson, Director of Planning, Programming, and Modal Division, Iowa Department of Transportation


Session Topics

  • Air Quality & Health Effects of Diesel Emissions
  • EPA Diesel-related Program Overview
  • Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants
  • Region-specific Diesel Emission Funding Opportunities
  • Case Studies of Current Projects
  • Update on Tampering Practices
  • EPA Tips for Successful Grant Applications


Event Location

November 19, 2019, 8:30AM – 4:00PM, at the Davenport Holiday Inn and Suites, 4215 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807.