EPA Clean School Bus Program—Second Round Coming Soon

January 27, 2023by cowest

The first round of the EPA Clean School Bus Program experienced an outstanding response and is currently in the payment request process for applicants.  Below is a quick recap from the Environmental Protection Agency website:

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models to reduce harmful emissions from older, dirtier buses. EPA announced on September 29, 2022 it would nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following high demand from school districts across the United States that applied for the 2022 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates. This is the first round of funding from the EPA Clean School Bus Program, which President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law created with a historic $5 billion investment for low- and zero-emission school buses over the next five years. The rebate application period closed in August with an outstanding response from school districts seeking to purchase electric and low-emission school buses across the country. EPA received around 2,000 applications requesting nearly $4 billion for over 12,000 buses. The applicant pool includes submissions from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and federally recognized Tribes. The 2022 rebate program will fund approximately 2,500 school bus replacements.”

Applications for the second round are opening soon.  Additional updates and educational resources can be found by visiting the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program Funding website by clicking HERE

Whether you simply have questions about the program, are having difficulty receiving your SAM number (System for Award Management), or need help applying, we are happy to help you through the application process.

Let us help you with the application, it’s easy…

  • Step One: Complete a short application quick guide that we will send to you.
  • Step Two: Discuss your transportation needs with us.
  • Step Three: Utilize Clean School bus funds to upgrade your fleet.

Those of us here at Colorado/West Equipment, Inc. and Nebraska/Central Equipment, Inc. are committed to passenger safety and customer satisfaction.  We will continue to share updates on important information and developments to help satisfy your passenger needs.  Contact us today.

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