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January 2020 Public Meeting

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met on Friday, January 31, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT in the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room A, 302 West Washington Street in Indianapolis.

The meeting was recorded.

Meeting Documents

IDEM Requests Public Input about Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee requested input from the public to help enhance Indiana's electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Public responses gathered from this Request for Information will be used to ensure the success of Indiana's investment in an electric vehicle charging network.

Public responses were due on January 3, 2020. For questions regarding the RFI, contact Shawn Seals (sseals@idem.IN.gov).

Public Comments Received
Request for Information Documents

November 2019 Update

The national Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program provides beneficiaries with the flexibility to use Trust funds in combination with a state’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) awards. The state of Indiana is an annual recipient of a DERA State Allocation Award and the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee approved a portion of the state’s overall Volkswagen funding to be utilized in this manner.

The Request for Proposals is now available on the DieselWise Indiana website: 2019 DieselWise Indiana with Volkswagen DERA Option Request for Proposals

October Workshop

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee hosted an Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Workshop on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Indiana Government Center South, Main Auditorium, 302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis.

July 2019 Update

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 1:00 PM EDT in the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room C, 302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis.

The meeting was recorded.

Meeting Documents

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program is announcing grant opportunities for clean air projects that will significantly reduce diesel emissions across Indiana. This is a statewide program supported with funds from Indiana’s portion of the national Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund and is focused on equipment and vehicle repowers and replacements with newer, cleaner alternatives of various fuel types. The Program will post additional Round 1 solicitations for the DERA Option and Light-duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure components of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program separately.

Grant application closes on June 17, 2019.

Application Submission Checklist Items
Questions and Application Submissions

If your group or organization is interested in hosting a webinar or in-person presentation, or if you have questions about the RFP process, please contact the DieselWise Indiana Administrator.Completed applications should be submitted to the Indiana Volkswagon Mitigation Trust Program.

March 2019 Public Meeting

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 8:30 AM EDT in the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room C, 302 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204.

The meeting was recorded.

January 2019 Update

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 1:00 PM EDT in the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room C.

The meeting was recorded. An agenda [PDF] for the meeting is available, along with the Draft Resolution [DOCX].

The 2019 Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program’s Onroad and Nonroad Round 1 preliminary draft document ("Request for Proposals") was provided to the Committee as a guide for conversation. It should be noted that IDEM and the Committee are not intending to accept formal comments on the Request for Proposals document.

November 2018 Update

October 2018 Update

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT at the Indiana State Museum, 3rd Floor Conference Room.

The meeting was streamed live online and recorded.

Public comments received regarding Indiana’s draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP):

August 2018 Update

Indiana’s draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) is available for public comment. Comments are due September 28, 2018. Send comments to the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust (VWTrust@idem.IN.gov). The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee will meet during October after the comment period deadline.

June 2018 Update

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Indiana Government Center South-Conference Room A.

The meeting was streamed live online and recorded.

Presentations:

May 2018 Update

A subcommittee of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met at 9:00 AM (EDT) on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Indiana Finance Authority, One North Capitol, 9th Floor Conference Room.

The meeting was streamed live online and recorded.

April 2018 Update

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee met on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:30 PM in the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Rooms 1 & 2.

The meeting was streamed live online and recorded.

March 2018 Update


Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program Presentation

IDEM and Members of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee Public Meetings Have Concluded.

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