Bus Replacement Grant

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) offers grants for the purchase of new zero-emission buses to replace old gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas, or propane buses. Grants are available in the following amounts:

VehicleGrant Amount
Electric Transit Bus$180,000
Fuel Cell Transit Bus$400,000
Electric School Bus$400,000
Electric School Bus (CARB non-compliant)$380,000
Electric Shuttle Bus$160,000

Non-compliant school buses are vehicles that are not compliant with the CARB Truck and Bus Regulation. Eligible applicants include owners of transit, school, and shuttle buses. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. The program is funded by California’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including funding availability, see the CARB’s Volkswagen Settlement website.