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Maine announces application for first round opens July 9 and is due Sept. 15


The State of Maine announces that the application period for the first round of competitive funding, for actions qualifying for VW Environmental Mitigation Settlement Funds opens on July 9, 2018. The Round 1 process is described in the RFP Timeline. Completed applications must be submitted via this website or by mail postmarked by September 15, 2018. According to Maine's presentation, in the first round of the RFP up to $1.75 million will be available for school buses.

Please Note:
  • Applicants for funding must use the fillable application form available on the Application page.
  • Dollar totals of each request must be the actual funding amount sought from VW Environmental Mitigation Settlement Funds. This amount will be the base price of the qualifying equipment or vehicle times the percentage of qualifying funds as listed in the VW Eligible Mitigation Actions document.
  • Maine anticipates several application rounds for competitive Appendix D-2 qualifying actions. Approximately $2 million will be distributed to qualifying proponents during round 1; however, the State of Maine reserves the option to adjust the total distribution based on applications received.
  • Decision criteria are included in the application. Every effort will be made to distribute Appendix D-2 qualifying funds equitably.
  • Frequently asked questions regarding the application process will be posted on the Application FAQs page.

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