Ann Arbor Is Now A No-Idle Zone

ExhaustThe EPA and the Wisconsin State Energy Office are offering  grants to help drivers and carriers with the financial burden of purchasing and installing APUs.

The grant program began in 2009, when the Wisconsin State Energy Office received the EPA Region 5’s Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Award for Leadership.

To date, the Department has helped carriers purchase 1,594 idling reduction devices.

Under the grant, the Department provides grants to owner operators and carriers who are domiciled in Wisconsin with the purchase and instillation cost of idling reduction units for newer trucks.  Awards are chosen randomly via a computer-generated lottery system.

Grant winners will receive reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of the equipment and instillation.  One million dollars in grants will be awarded this year.

From the Wisconsin State Energy Office:

Questions to consider before applying for grant coverage:

  1. Do you own and operate your diesel truck tractor? The person applying for a grant must own and operate the truck.
  2. Do you lease your truck tractor?Lease vehicles will NOT be eligible to apply due to state statutory language which requires motorcarriers to own (possess truck title)and operate their trucks to beeligible.
  3. Is your diesel truck(s) engine 1999 or newer? The engine model year must be 1999 or newer to be eligible for grant coverage.
  4. Is your fleet headquartered in the state of Wisconsin? The motor carrier applying for grant coverage must be headquartered in the state of Wisconsin.
  5. If you are an owner/operator, is your residence in Wisconsin? The owner operator applying for grant coverage must reside in Wisconsin.
  6. Have you reviewed the Statute, Rule, Factsheet and FAQs to make sure you are eligible to apply for funding?

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Special Notes:

Purchases already made.
 Please keep in mind, funding is not available for purchases made retroactively (e.g., idle reduction unit(s) purchased before July 1, 2013 would not be eligible for funding.

The grant will now be located in the Department of Administration, State Energy Office, Division of Energy Services, Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program 101 East Wilson St – 6th Floor, P.O. Box 7868, Madison, WI 53707-7868.

The following table identifies how many truck tractors could be funded:

Applicant’s number of Eligible 
(1999 or newer engine) 
Truck Tractors
Total Number of Eligible Idle Reduction Units Funded
11
2-102
11 to 502, or 10% of the applicant’s number of 
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
51 to 2506, or 7% of the applicant’s number of 
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
251 to 50018, or 6% of the applicant’s number of 
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
501 to 2,50030, or 5% of the applicant’s number of 
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
Over 2,500125 or 3% of the applicant’s number of eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
Note: No one applicant can receive more than 20% of the available funds.

Eligible idle reduction technologies may be U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) or California Air Resources Board (CARB) verified. For more information regarding eligible idle reduction units, please visit:

Motor carriers should review the program factsheet and frequently asked questions document before applying.

Questions?  Please contact Jean Beckwith at 608-261-2517

Department of Administration

State Energy Office
Division of Energy Services
Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program
101 East Wilson St – 6th Floor
P.O. Box 7868
Madison, WI 53707-7868

The application to apply is located here.
The deadline to apply is August 9, 2013 by 4pm CST!

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