Volkswagen (VW) Clean Air Act Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
National Tribal Air Association
Description: 

Deadline Passed 09/01/2018. Deadline Unknown for 2019. On October 2, 2017 (The Trust Effective Date, or TED), the United States District Court approved the final Mitigation Trust Agreements, completing the settlement with automaker Volkswagen AG (VW), to resolve allegations that VW violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) by selling diesel-engine cars that produced excess emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). The Mitigation Trust Agreements are designed to reduce NOx emissions from other diesel engine vehicles, thereby mitigating the effects of the VW violations. All 567 federally-recognized Tribes can apply for beneficiary status.

Category: 
NOx emission reduction, mitigation

Geography:

Eligibility: 
$55 million in direct funding for tribes will be distributed over 6 to 10 years.
Contact Information: 
For more information, contact NTAA at 928-523-0526, or NTAA’s website at www.ntaatribalair.org