We are excited to share with our Minnesota partners news about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean School Bus Program. As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over five years (FY 2022-2026) for the replacement of existing school buses with clean school buses and zero-emission school buses. The EPA may award competitive grants and rebates, and contracts for rebates. For this first cycle of funding, the EPA intends to open a rebate program as early as April 2022.
Eligible recipients for this funding include:
State and local governments
Nonprofit school transportation associations
Tribes, Tribal organizations or Tribally-controlled schools
The EPA has created a new listserv dedicated exclusively for the Clean School Bus Program. Please sign up for this email listserv by clicking the button below to receive future emails with information about upcoming funding opportunities, how to apply, eligible technologies and their benefits, and best practices and lessons learned. Please continue to check the Clean School Bus Program website to receive the latest information on this funding opportunity. A fact sheet about the new program can be found here.
We encourage all those who are eligible to sign up for the newsletter and to apply to this fantastic opportunity once it becomes available. These grants will support cleaner vehicle technology and reduce harmful air pollution, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They can also help us make another step toward achieving Minnesota’s goal of reducing GHG emissions by 80% by 2050.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is a state agency committed to ensuring that every Minnesotan has healthy air, sustainable lands, clean water, and a better climate