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Working with Coalitions to Secure Funding. The Road to DERG. Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) History Ohio Diesel Coalition Right place, right time Implementation Summary. History. Building support for clean diesel 2004 Mid-Ohio Diesel Project 2005

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Working with coalitions to secure funding

Working with Coalitions to Secure Funding


The road to derg

The Road to DERG

  • Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG)

    • History

    • Ohio Diesel Coalition

    • Right place, right time

    • Implementation

    • Summary


History

History

  • Building support for clean diesel

    • 2004

      • Mid-Ohio Diesel Project

    • 2005

      • ODOT did not support “emission reduction only” projects

    • 2006

      • Legislature created “shell” diesel grant program


Ohio diesel coalition

Ohio Diesel Coalition

  • Goal: secure funding in SFY08-09 budget

  • Membership

  • Bi-monthly meetings/calls


Ohio diesel coalition1

Ohio Diesel Coalition

  • Talking to Legislators

    • Health, quality of life

    • Economic impacts

    • Pollution sources and solutions

    • Where’s the $$$


Right place right time

Right Place, Right Time

  • Governor proposes using CMAQ funds pay for E-check program

  • Create amendment to transfer funds instead to Ohio Diesel Funding Program


Implementing derg

Implementing DERG

  • SFY08 - $9.8M

  • SFY09 - $10M

  • Inter-agency cooperation

    • ODOD, ODOT, OEPA, FHWA

  • First round awards expected end of April


Summary

Summary

Get in the GAME!

  • Engage your state legislators

  • Don’t accept the status quo

  • Coalitions can help you carry the water


Our legacy

Our Legacy…


Thank you

Thank You!

  • Contact Info:

    David Abel

    Air Quality Program Coordinator

    Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    [email protected]

    614-233-4197


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