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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean School Bus program provides funding to eligible applicants for the replacement of existing school buses with clean, alternative fuel school buses or zero-emission school buses. EPA may award up to 100% of the cost of the replacement bus, charging equipment, or fueling infrastructure. Alternative fuels include natural gas, hydrogen, propane, or biofuels. Eligible applicants are school districts, state and local government programs, federally recognized Indian tribes, and non-profit organizations. EPA will prioritize funding for high-need local education agencies; low income, rural and tribal schools; and, applications that cost share through public-private partnerships, grants from other entities, or school bonds. For the first fiscal year (FY) funding, EPA will open a rebate lottery in late April 2022. The program structure will then be updated for future FY funding. For more information, see the EPA Clean School Bus and Prepare for Clean School Bus Funding websites. (Reference Public Law 117-58 and 42 U.S. Code 16091)

Point of Contact
DERA Helpline
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (877) 623-2322