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DANR Announces Rounds Eight and Nine of the VW Truck Program
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announces Rounds Eight and Nine of the VW truck program. During Rounds Eight and Nine there will be approximately $1,000,000 of Volkswagen trust funds available for replacing trucks.

The program provides rebates to assist state and local governmental agencies in purchasing new Class 4-8 local freight trucks to replace old, high-emitting diesel trucks. The primary goal of South Dakota's VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Program is to facilitate the improvement and protection of the ambient air quality throughout South Dakota.

Total rebate per replacement truck will be up to 35% of the purchase price of a new truck with an engine certified to EPA emission standards, 45% of the purchase price of a new truck with an engine certified to meet CARB's Low-NOx standards, or 55% of the purchase price of an all-electric truck. DANR intends to award funds to as many eligible applicants throughout the state as possible.

VW Truck Program

Tentative Schedule for January 2023 - December 2024

ROUND EIGHT
Date Activity
January 3, 2023 Call for Round Eight Projects Opens
January 27, 2023 Call for Round Eight Projects Deadline
January 30, 2023 - February 10, 2023 Evaluate & Select Round Eight Projects
February 15, 2023 Round Eight Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.
February 2023 - April 2023 Recipients will order trucks and email DANR copies of Purchase orders.
June 30, 2024 Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DANR for Round Eight
ROUND NINE
Date Activity
June 1, 2023 Call for Round Nine Projects Opens
June 23, 2023 Call for Round Nine Projects Deadline
June 26, 2023 - July 7, 2023 Evaluate & Select Round Nine Projects
July 12, 2023 Round Nine Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.
July 2023 - September 2023 Recipients will order trucks and email DANR copies of Purchase orders.
December 31, 2024 Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DANR for Round Nine

FORMS (Note: If the Word document does not open for you, try the save option instead.)

  • Guidelines and Applications | PDF or DOCX
  • Checklist for Truck Replacement Application | PDF or DOCX
  • Truck Replacement Application | PDF or DOCX
  • Request for Reimbursement Form | PDF or DOCX
  • Certificate of Disposal Form | PDF or DOCX
  • Example Disposal Photos | PDF or DOCX

Additional information about the Program is available by emailing the Program Administrator at barb.regynski@state.sd.us or calling the Program Hotline at 1-800-GET-DANR (1-800-438-3367).

Round Eight rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on January 27, 2023.

Round Nine rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on June 23, 2023.

Email applications to barb.regynski@state.sd.us or mail applications to:
VW Rebate Programs
SD DANR AQ Program
523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501

Click here for recipients for Rounds 1-7.