DERA

Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA)  

Eligible Entities

The 2019 DERA grant funding is available for profit, nonprofit, and public entities that own or operate diesel fleets and equipment in any of the 99 counties in the state of Iowa.

Eligible Vehicles, Engines, and Equipment

School Buses

School bus

Medium-duty and heavy-duty transit buses

transit bus

Defined as Class 5 through Class 8:

  • Class 5 (16,001 - 19,500 lbs gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)).
  • Class 6 (19,001 - 26,000 lbs GVWR).
  • Class 7 (26,001 - 33,000 lbs GVWR).
  • Class 8a (33,001 - 60,000 lbs GVWR).
  • Class 8b (60,001 lbs GVWR and over).

Medium-duty or heavy-duty trucks

Trucks on the road

Defined as Class 5 through Class 8:

  • Class 5 (16,001 - 19,500 lbs gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)).
  • Class 6 (19,001 - 26,000 lbs GVWR).
  • Class 7 (26,001 - 33,000 lbs GVWR).
  • Class 8a (33,001 - 60,000 lbs GVWR).
  • Class 8b (60,001 lbs GVWR and over).

Locomotives

  • Operating more than 1,000 hours per year

Non-road engines, equipment, or vehicles

equipment in field
  • Construction
  • Handling of cargo
  • Agriculture
  • Energy production - including stationary generators or pumps.
  • Marine Engines - operating more than 1,000 hours per year

Marine engines

  • Operating more than 1,000 hours per year