West Coast Collaborative

The West Coast Collaborative is a voluntary public-private partnership committed to reducing diesel emissions and advancing clean technologies throughout the western United States: Learn More.

Upcoming Events Related to Clean School Bus Program

The list of events below includes presentations or activities related to the Clean School Bus Program. EPA does not endorse events that are not organized by EPA. The events listed below are not intended to be a comprehensive listing of Clean School Bus Program related events.


EPA Region 9 State-Specific Clean School Bus Program Webinars

EPA Clean School Bus Webinar Series: Utilities and Schools

Arizona: Video Recording | Presentation Slides (pdf)

California: Video Recording | Presentation Slides (pdf)

Nevada: Video Recording | Presentation Slides (pdf)

EPA Clean School Bus Webinar Series: Deployment Considerations

Clean School Bus & DERA Insular Areas Funding Programs Webinar

Highlighted Past Events Related to the Clean School Bus Program

Electric and Clean School Bus Rebates

Electric School Buses & the EPA Clean School Bus Program

School Bus Electrification: State Policy Options

Zero-Emission and Clean School Bus Rebate Program Now Open!

Electric School Bus Webinar Series: EV Fleet Experiences and Lessons Learned

WRI's Electric School Buses: Stories from the Field

EPA's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Clean School Bus Program Webinar


Listening Session: $5 Billion Available from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Clean School Bus Program

EPA will host a listening session about the Clean School Bus Program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This program will offer $5 billion over five years to replace older school buses with clean school buses that are zero-emission or use alternative fuels. 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 input 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 cleanschoolbus@epa.gov.

The session was held on Wednesday, December 15, 12:00-1:30 pm PT. Recordings and presentation materials are now available.


Healthy Air: Indoors and Out – Recorded Presentations Now Available!

A free webinar in Spanish and English on how to protect your home and family from air pollution.

Join us to learn about indoor and outdoor air pollution in the U.S.-Mexico border region and what you can do to protect your home and community. Presenters will share information on common air pollution sources, potential health impacts from poor air quality, and tips and tricks for creating safe environments. All members of the public are welcome!

Recorded presentations in English and Spanish are available at the following links:

  1. Outdoor Air Pollution in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region: Information and tips about reducing pollution and protecting your family and community
    Contaminación del aire exterior en la región fronteriza México-Estados Unidos: Información y consejos sobre cómo reducir la contaminación y proteger a su familia y comunidad
  2. Where does outdoor PM come from?
    ¿De dónde viene PM al aire libre?
  3. How to address outdoor PM in your area
    Cómo abordar PM al aire libre en su área
  4. Indoor Air Pollution in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region Information and tips about reducing pollution and protecting your family and community
    Contaminación del aire interior en la región fronteriza México-Estados Unidos: Información y consejos sobre cómo reducir la contaminación y proteger a su familia y comunidad
  5. How does PM get inside your house?
    ¿Cómo entra PM a su casa?
  6. How to decrease PM in your home
    Cómo disminuir PM en su hogar

For more information, please contact Francisco Dóñez (donez.francisco@epa.gov).


2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal and Insular Area Grants Request for Applications – CLOSED

On April 14th, EPA announced its FY21 DERA Tribal and Insular Areas RFA . EPA anticipates awarding approximately $5 million in grant funding for tribal and certain insular area governments to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. A total of $4.5 million will be made available to tribal governments, or intertribal consortia, and Alaska Native villages; and $500,000 will be made available to insular area governments including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Funds may be used to upgrade and replace older, dirtier diesel-powered vehicles and equipment with newer, cleaner vehicles and technologies.

No mandatory cost sharing funds are required under this competition. Although cost sharing is not required, applicants may propose to provide voluntary cost to improve the environmental outputs and outcomes of the project.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Friday, July 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

Informational webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

For the latest information and access to these webinars, please visit EPA's DERA Tribal and Insular Areas Grants webpage.

To learn more about previously funded DERA Tribal grants, visit the EPA's West Coast Collaborative's Projects site and search by "Funding Program."

To be notified of future funding opportunities and events, sign-up to receive EPA's West Coast Collaborative's email updates.


Announcing New Webpage for Tribal & Insular Areas

West Coast Collaborative has a new webpage for Tribal & Insular Areas! Visit the new Tribal & Insular Areas page now to learn more about FY2021 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal and Insular Areas Grant Program, EPA's Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP), and EPA Region 9's Spring Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC). Continue to check in on the new page for future updates on funding opportunities and upcoming webinars for Tribal & Insular Areas.


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