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DANR Announces Rounds Four and Five of the VW Truck Program
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announces Rounds Four and Five of the VW truck program. During Rounds Four and Five there will be approximately $900,000 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 50% of the purchase price of a new truck with an engine certified to EPA emission standards, 60% of the purchase price of a new truck with an engine certified to meet CARB's Low-NOx standards, or 70% 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 2021 - December 2022

ROUND FOUR
Date Activity
January 4, 2021 Call for Round Four Projects Opens
January 29, 2021 Call for Round Four Projects Deadline
February 1, 2021 - February 12, 2021 Evaluate & Select Round Four Projects
February 17, 2021 Round Four Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.
February 2021 - April 2021 Recipients will order trucks and email DANR copies of Purchase orders.
June 30, 2022 Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DANR for Round Four
ROUND FIVE
Date Activity
June 1, 2021 Call for Round Five Projects Opens
June 25, 2021 Call for Round Five Projects Deadline
June 28, 2021 - July 9, 2021 Evaluate & Select Round Five Projects
July 14, 2021 Round Five Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.
July 2021 - September 2021 Recipients will order trucks and email DANR copies of Purchase orders.
December 30, 2022 Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DANR for Round Five

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 Four rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on January 29, 2021.

Round Five rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on June 25, 2021.

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 1-3.