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Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430

​​​Get Started with GRADE


The GRADE program is simple and can be sub-divided into four steps:

  1. A​pplication Submittal: Complete a 1-page project application that describes both the existing equipment/engine and the desired replacement equipment/engine. (Hint: older, high use equipment tend to make the most competitive projects.)  The application period is usually four to eight weeks.

  2. Project Selection and Funding Agreement: Awards are made by a selection committee who consider factors like the amount of pollution reduced, the cost per pound of pollution reduced, and the amount of time spent in eligible region once a project has been awarded GRADE funding. Each award is followed by a funding agreement that outlines the terms of the grant, such as the amount of the award, eligible expenses, and the disposal of the old equipment.  Allows two to three months for awards to be made and funding agreements to be processed. 

  3. Project Completion and Reimbursement​: Once the repower or replacement is complete and the old engine has been disposed of, reimbursements will be made as outlined in the funding agreement.  Most funding agreement allow up to six months for the project to be completed and reimbursement paperwork to be submitted.

  4. ​​Usage R​​eporting: Semi-annual equipment usage reports should be submitted for five to ten years following project completion and reimbursement. These reports makes it possible to track the amount of pollution reduced by each project.


Example GRADE Guidelines from most recent call for projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

 ​GRADE Semi-Annual Reporting Form

 

For more information, contact Jennifer Fickler at 704-336-5430 or by email.


 



Address

Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430