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State, local, regional and tribal governments may apply for the grants, as well as non-profits and institutions with transportation, educational service, and air quality responsibilities, the agency said. Emerging technology manufacturers must partner with an eligible applicant to receive this funding. The grants are targeting school or transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives and non-road engines. Grant proposals must be submitted by Sept. 21, 2008. The final awards will be announced in December.
The grants will be administered by the EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign under the Emerging Technology Program (ETP).
Qualified emerging technologies will be added to the Emerging Technologies List. The first three qualifying technologies are: 1) Caterpillars' Marine Emissions Upgrade Group (EUG), the 3500 Marine EUG; 2) Johnson Matthey's urea-based selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for on-highway applications, the SCRT-1000; 3) and Nett Technologies' urea-based SCR for nonroad applications, the BlueMAX. Specifics of each technology including the emission reductions and engine applications can be found on the Emerging Technology List.