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Hospital Idle Reduction Fund

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding for hospitals to reduce ambulance idling emissions using idle reduction technology. The Hospital Idle Reduction Grant Program provides support for projects that protect human health by reducing harmful emissions and noise pollution from idling ambulances and emergency vehicles. This program includes grants funded under the VW Emissions Settlement. Grants from the VW Emissions Settlement are funded by the Attorney General’s Office.

All proposals due by close of business on November 13, 2020

If you would like to submit an application, please read the Request for Proposal and fill out the application. Any questions about the proposal process should be sent to Owen Jackson by email at