The Trust Effective Date (TED) for the Volkswagen Settlement’s Environmental Mitigation Trust is October 2, 2017. States will have 60 days from the TED to submit their Certification for Beneficiary Status, which will allow them to become Beneficiaries of the Trust. A fillable Certification for Beneficiary Status, as well as the final Trust agreements and other applicable documents are available on the NASEO & NACAA VW Settlement Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a collaborative program of NASEO and NACAA to support their state and local government members as they consider and select eligible projects and investment strategies under the VW settlement. The Clearinghouse provides information, tools and resources to assist state and local agencies, and will be updated with additional information in the coming months.