DEQ is now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects

Statewide, WY – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects across the state.

Proposed projects must involve methods to mitigate nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from vehicles listed within the eligible mitigation actions established in DEQ’s Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Plan. More detailed information about eligible mitigation actions can be found in DEQ’s mitigation plan, which is available at

DEQ will fund accepted grant proposals from $1,000,000 of funding provided through the Volkswagen Settlement Funds.

In 2019, DEQ awarded over $500,000 VW Settlement funds to Grand Teton National Park, Western Wyoming Beverages, the Jackson Hole Airport, and Sublette County School District #1.

This is an open and competitive process. Applicants must submit their proposals to DEQ no later than 5:00 p.m. January 31, 2024, to be considered. Project applicants will be scored on a numeric, 70-point scale. Points will be awarded based on how well applicants demonstrate that their project meets the criteria specified in the DEQ VW Mitigation Plan, as well as the level of detail included in the applicant’s responses to application questions. All project applicants will receive fair and equal consideration.

Applicants must include the following:

Completed application
Fleet sheet (Excel)
New vehicle/equipment info or bids
AFLEET emissions output (Excel)
Supporting documentation or additional information

For more information or to apply for the grant, please click here.

Previous DEQ 2024 School Bus Replacement Program is now open