Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Settlement


The State of Colorado will receive over $68.7 million from a settlement with the car manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America. The funds will be used to reduce air pollution in Colorado. Colorado will fund certain eligible projects to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the transportation sector. In addition to cutting NOx emissions, the projects that receive funding are likely to reduce ozone concentrations and emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the state’s lead agency to oversee how this money is distributed and spent. We coordinated with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Energy Office, Regional Air Quality Council, and other agencies to help develop Colorado's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.
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Colorado's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan
Colorado's spending plan, eligible projects, available funding
Projects eligible to receive funds
Eligible equipment types, incentives, requirements
Apply for funds
Current application rounds open
VW settlement public involvement and timeline
Public comment, presentation, Colorado's Beneficiary designation
Colorado's state trust overview
Information and reports concerning Colorado's eligible mitigation actions
Final environmental mitigation trust agreement
Fully executed State Mitigation Trust agreement
VW settlement funding awardees
Complete list of awardees and project details
Independent Audit

Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries, Agreed-Upon Procedures Report for the Period October 2, 2017 through June 30, 2021 

Other funding opportunities 


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