Bus Replacement Grant
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 awards vary based on vehicle type and are available in the following amounts:
|Vehicle||Maximum Grant 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.
Type: State Incentives
Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, PHEVs
See all California Laws and Incentives.