The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a new Clean School Bus Program included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Program seeks to reduce pollutants and emissions caused by old, outdated school buses.
The BIL’s $5 billion funding for this Program will take place over a five-year period, beginning fiscal year 2022, and provides funding for eligible recipients to replace old, inefficient school buses with low- and zero-emission school buses. “Clean” buses will result in fewer carbon emissions both on and off the bus and provide a healthier environment for students and the community.
Public schools and municipalities responsible for providing school bus service to one or more public school systems or the purchase of school buses are eligible for funding. Funding is also available to certain contractors, nonprofit school transportation associations, and Tribes, Tribal organizations or Tribally-controlled schools. For more information about funding available through the Program, click here.
Additionally, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET, the EPA will host a free webinar for any stakeholders who are interested in learning more about the Program: Click Here to Join (No pre-registration required).