Diesel Equipment Owners:
Apply Now For GRADE Funding!
$1.9 MILLION NOW AVAILABLE!!
Making The GRADE
GRADE (Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines) was first launched in 2007 in a seven-county region to provide incentive funding to organizations that replaced or repowered Heavy Duty Non-Road Construction Equipment.
Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ), a local air quality agency whose goal is to improve ambient air quality in the region and reduce exposure to unhealthy airborne pollutants, strives to maintain progress toward attainment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards by limiting and reducing emissions. Based on the success of GRADE and the programs that followed, GRADE+ now includes up to 13 counties in North and South Carolina and has been expanded to include Construction, Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial sectors operating Non-Road Diesel, On-Road Heavy Duty Diesel and Stationary Diesel Equipment. Current funding is only for specific non-road construction equipment operating in NC's 7-county non attainment region.
Applications accepted until May 24th!
Rebates of up to 50% of project cost for replacements and up to 80% for repowers, are currently available in the 7-county Charlotte-Metro area.
Eligible Projects: Nonroad diesel equipment used in transportation infrastructure, construction and maintenance.
Repower an existing piece of equipment with a newer, cleaner engine or replace the piece with an newer, cleaner model.
GRADE+ Guidelines PDF
Frequently Asked Questions PDF
GRADE Project Summary PDF
GRADE Semi-Annual Reporting Form
Submitting Your Application
To apply for a GRADE+ grant, please download and print the application above. Mail, fax or email your application by May 24th to:
Mecklenburg County Air Quality
700 North Tryon Street, Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28202
If you have additional questions about GRADE+, or your application, please contact us at 704-336-5430 or email email@example.com.