Zero Emission School Bus Grants

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) Public Bus Set-Aside Program, funded by the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission, offers grants for the purchase of new zero emission school buses to replace fossil fuel-powered buses. Grants awards vary based on vehicle type and are available in the following amounts:

School Bus Type Maximum Grant Amount Without a Wheelchair Lift Maximum Grant Amount With a Wheelchair Lift
Type A $285,000 $310,000
Type C $350,000 $375,000
Type D $370,000 $395,000

Eligible applicants include public school districts, public charter schools, joint power authorities, county offices of education, and the Division of State Special Schools of the California Department of Education. For more information, including funding priorities and availability, see the HVIP Program Public School Bus Set-Aside website.

Jurisdiction: California

Type: State Incentives

Technologies: EVs

See all California Laws and Incentives.