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Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines (GRADE)
Rebates for 25% - 50% of the cost to replace older heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment with newer, cleaner vehicles and equipment. Must operate in Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union (NC), and York (SC) counties.
Find more eligibility details in the GRADE Guidelines.
Questions? Check out the FAQs or call MCAQ at 704-336-5430.
In 2007, Mecklenburg County Air Quality initiated an air pollution control program called Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines or GRADE. GRADE is designed to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx), 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.
Since 2007, GRADE has funded 282 projects and awarded $5.09 million. These projects have reduced 489 tons of ozone-forming NOx in the Charlotte region. Watch the award-winning GRADE video for more information.
Get Started with GRADE: Learn the four-step GRADE process and start completing your application.
Project Summary: Read about current projects and past successes.
Regional Results: See a map of GRADE's regional impact.
Receive Notifications: Join our email distribution list so you will be notified when grant funding is available.
Report Semi-annual Usage On-line.
For more information, contact
Jennifer Fickler or 980-314-3362.