Clean School Bus

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 electricity, natural gas, hydrogen, or propane. Eligible applicants are school districts, state and local government programs, federally recognized Indian tribes, non-profit organizations, and eligible contractors. 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 more information, including funding availability, timeline, and application materials, see the EPA Clean School Bus website.

(Reference Public Law 117-58 and 42 U.S. Code 16091)

Jurisdiction: Federal

Type: Incentives

Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Amended: Nov 15, 2021

Technologies: Aftermarket Conversions, Ethanol, EVs, Fuel Economy / Efficiency, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Idle Reduction, Natural Gas, PHEVs, Propane (LPG)

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