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Clean School Bus program accepting applications until August 19

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 20:43:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for its Clean School Bus Program until August 19, 2022.

The program will replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models.

Examples of zero-emission vehicles are electric battery-powered cars, trains,hydrogen-fueled vehicles, and human/animal-powered transportation.

The funding for Clean School Bus Program comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Lawwhich will provide $5 billion dollars from 2022 to 2026.

Through the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates EPA is offering $500 million as the first funding opportunity.

The following entities are eligible to apply for EPA school bus rebates:

  • State and local governmental entities that provide bus service
  • Eligible contractors - Eligible contractors are for-profit, not-for-profit, or nonprofit entities
  • Nonprofit school transportation associations
  • Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or tribally controlled schools

Click here for full eligibility requirements.

To process and application click here.

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