2019/2020 North Carolina Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant


The NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will provide funding for projects that reduce mobile source diesel emissions. Awarded projects are expected to begin in late 2020 to early 2021 and must be completed by September 1, 2022.

The Division of Air Quality reserves the right to award less than the total amount of funding available.


Any private or public sector entity or individual stationed in North Carolina is eligible. Applicants who have an outstanding North Carolina DAQ grant will NOT be eligible for this cycle.


Approximately $616,835 is available for all projects funded statewide. The DAQ expects to fund several projects.


Applications must be submitted electronically via the NC Division of Air Quality’s Grant Management System at DAQ Grant Management System by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to be considered.




The Carcass Collection Program is a statewide effort funded by proceeds from sales of the N.C. Coastal Recreational Fishing License. Carcasses donated by recreational fisherman are a critical source of data for the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. The division has placed freezers at designated sites across coastal areas to allow anglers to donate fileted fish carcasses. From fish that are donated to the program, biologists can collect length, age, and sex data that can be used in stock assessments to better manage the fisheries resources of the state. As the program continues to expand there will be additional collection sites available to anglers.


  • Make sure that you and everyone in your party who is fishing have or are covered by a valid North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License and practices ethical angling.
  • Check for changes to regulations before your trip. Current size and bag limits can be found on our website at: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreational-fishing-size-and-bag-limits
  • Anglers seeking citations through the N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament are still required to have their catch certified at a weigh station.