HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is making $360,000 in grants available to replace on-road, heavy-duty diesel trucks with new, low-emission trucks.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection unveiled the program on Friday. It is being funded with proceeds from a federal court decree involving an environmental enforcement matter. The judge in the case required that the money be spent to reduce air pollution.
The grants will be limited to 25 percent of the cost of the new truck, before tax. They will be made available to municipalities, organizations, businesses and individuals, with funding for municipal projects a priority.
All applications must be submitted to the agency by Dec. 14.
The replacement vehicles will not be limited to new diesel-powered trucks. However, they must meet the latest federal emissions standards.