GRADE...Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines
In 2007, Mecklenburg County Air Quality initiated an air pollution control program called GRADE or Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines. GRADE is designed to reduce nitrogen, an ozone forming air pollutant, by providing businesses and organizations funding incentives to replace or repower heavy-duty non-road equipment with newer, cleaner, less polluting engines.
GRADE has grown to cover 13 counties in both North and South Carolina and has funded projects operating in multiple segments of the economy such as construction, landfills, timber logging operations, open pit mining, freight transportation, and commercial aviation.
The links below will provide more details about the GRADE program; as well as, the latest news and happenings around the Charlotte, NC region:
**** GRADE Status: No funding currently available ****
: Have your information added to our email distribution list so you will be notified when grant funding is available.How GRADE Works
: Learn the four steps to completing a GRADE Project.Result
: See a map of GRADE's regional impactMonthly Project Summary
: Update on current projects as well as past successes.Documents
: Program Guidelines, answers to your FAQ's and more.Video
: Get introduced to GRADE.