DERA Heavy-Duty Truck Voucher Program
The purpose of the DERA Heavy-Duty Truck Voucher Program (Program) is to reduce emissions from diesel engines in heavy-duty trucks that operate at least 50% of the time within the District boundaries. Emission reductions will be achieved by replacing eligible 2002 model year or older heavy-duty diesel trucks with new or used diesel or alternative fuel trucks equipped with engines that are certified to a 2007 Family Emissions Limit (FEL) or Standard (STD) level of 1.20 g/bhp-hr oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 0.01 g/bhp-hr particulate matter (PM) or cleaner.
The maximum amount of funding available will be twenty five percent (25%) of the total cost of the eligible replacement truck, up to a maximum of $45,000.
The replacement truck may NOT be purchased on a lease to own.
All applications received within the specified application period will be subject to a review process, which will include the following:
Verification of the truck owner’s eligibility to participate in the Program.
Verification that the proposed project is consistent with these Guidelines.
A determination of the status of an application will be made within 10 working days of receipt.
If the application is incomplete, a letter will be sent to both the applicant and the dealership indicating the reason(s).
If the application is complete, a voucher packet will be issued to the dealership and the applicant will be notified by mail.
Ineligible applications will be rejected and sent back to the applicant with a letter indicating the reason(s). The dealership will also be notified by mail of the ineligible application status.
Vouchers will be issued on a first come, first serve basis until program funds are exhausted.
The voucher submitted.
Vouchers are non-transferable and can only be redeemed with the dealership that is
named on the voucher.
The amount of the voucher will be reduced from the total purchase price of the truck. The receipt of voucher funds does not lower the base price of the truck thus does not reduce the tax basis of the truck.
Payments shall be made directly to the certified dealership with whom the application was submitted only after a completed claim for payment has been received and approved from that dealership.
Projects that are awarded a voucher will be subject to a three (3) year project life commencing on the day the replacement truck is purchased, as indicated on the dealership’s final sales invoice.
Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines Page 2 of 14 Approved July 3, 2008