The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released new information regarding its new $5 billion Clean School Bus Program, as authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA; aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) passed last year.In a recent webinar on the Clean School Bus Rebate program, EPA shared the following information:
Many thanks to our friends at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) for sharing this information. For more information about how ASBO International, NAPT, and AASA are working together on school bus electrification issues, read our press release about our new Electric School Bus Collaborative.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is hosting a webinar about its new Clean School Bus Rebate Program on Tuesday, May 24 at 1 PM (Eastern Time) to discuss how school districts can apply for zero-emission and clean school bus rebates. Attendees will learn who is eligible to apply, what the selection and award processes and timelines are, and what resources are available to help districts apply and move toward cleaner and more energy-efficient modes of transportation.
Register here.Note: The application window is open from May-August 2022. The first round of funding under this program will provide $500 million in rebates for zero-emission and clean school buses. If EPA sees high demand for this program, they may decide to make more funding available for the 2022 application cycle, so we encourage districts who are interested to apply ASAP.
To apply, SAM.gov entity registration is required. Find additional information via these resources:
EPA announced it will be hosting another webinar to hold a virtual listening session on its Clean School Bus (CSB) Program on October 5 at 1:00PM ET.
REGISTER HERE.EPA is requesting feedback on the following questions, specifically:
NOTE: Eligible recipients for funding through this new program include: state and local governments, certain contractors, nonprofit school transportation associations, and Tribes, Tribal organizations or Tribally-controlled schools. EPA will provide an overview of the legislation and seeks feedback from stakeholders on developing a successful program to achieve nationwide deployment of clean and zero-emission school buses. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to speak for up to two minutes to provide feedback. Depending on participation, not every attendee may have time to speak, but interested parties may also submit suggestions about program implementation to firstname.lastname@example.org.Reminder for those who applied during the first rebate application window, which closed in August 2022:All applications submitted to EPA by the rebate deadline will be placed in a single ordered list using a random number generator lottery process. Click here to read the Section 6 of the Program Guide for more information. Visit the Clean School Bus Program website to watch previous webinars, review technical assistance resources, and more!