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DANR Announces Rounds Six and Seven of the VW Truck Program
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announces Rounds Six and Seven of the VW truck program. During Rounds Six and Seven 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 2022 - December 2023

ROUND SIX
Date Activity
January 3, 2022 Call for Round Six Projects Opens
January 28, 2022 Call for Round Six Projects Deadline
January 31, 2022 - February 11, 2022 Evaluate & Select Round Six Projects
February 16, 2022 Round Six Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.
February 2022 - April 2022 Recipients will order trucks and email DANR copies of Purchase orders.
June 30, 2023 Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DANR for Round Six
ROUND SEVEN
Date Activity
June 1, 2022 Call for Round Seven Projects Opens
June 24, 2022 Call for Round Seven Projects Deadline
June 27, 2022 - July 8, 2022 Evaluate & Select Round Seven Projects
July 13, 2022 Round Seven Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.
July 2022 - September 2022 Recipients will order trucks and email DANR copies of Purchase orders.
December 29, 2023 Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DANR for Round Seven

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 Six rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on January 28, 2022.

Round Seven rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on June 24, 2022.

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.