VW Trust

MO DNR Announces New Application Window for VW Trust Fund

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Air Pollution Control Program has posted application forms for the replacement or repowering of government-owned trucks and transit and shuttle buses using Volkswagen (VW) Trust funds.  Applications will be accepted from Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at 5 p.m. Qualifying applicants include government agencies and private entities that own eligible buses.

For the purposes of this category, “Government,” means a State or local government agency (including a school district, municipality, city, county, special district, transit district, joint powers authority, or port authority, owning fleets purchased with government funds), and a tribal government or native village. Applicants that own 1992-2009 engine model year diesel transit and shuttle buses are eligible to receive between 25 percent and 75 percent of the cost of a new vehicle or engine, depending on its ownership and if only the engine or entire vehicle is being replaced. Awarded applicants must permanently disable the old vehicle or engine.

Program Requirements must be followed. Highlights include:

  • Eligible engine model years are 2009 and older.
  • Eligible vehicles are government–owned and nongovernment-owned buses 2009 and older engine model year Class 4-8 vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds used for transporting people. School buses are not eligible under this award category.
  • Old engine or vehicle must be permanently disabled.
  • May repower or replace with new diesel, biodiesel, alternate fuel, or all-electric engine.
  • May receive from 25% to 75% of the cost of the project, depending on repower or replacement, and government or nongovernment ownership.
  • Maximum amount of fund request per applicant this round is $1 million.

For more information please visit the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.