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|NC Diesel Emissions-Economic Recovery (NCDEER) Grant|
|2009 NC Diesel Emissions-Economic Recovery Grant|
In February, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As part of President Obama's ARRA, the North Carolina State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Air Quality was granted $1.73 Million to be used to reduce emissions from diesel engines. With these funds, the Division of Air Quality set up two programs. The first provides funds for a rebate program for Auxillary Power Unit or Heavy-Duty Diesel replacements for long haul trucks. The bulk of the grant, however, was used to solicit and select worthy "shovel ready" projects to reduce mobile emissions from diesel engines. This program was called the NC Diesel Emissions-Economic Recovery (DEER) Grant. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources awarded approximately $1.1 Million in - NC DEER Grant funds.
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Why is Reducing Emissions from Diesel Mobile Sources Important?