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Biden-Harris Administration Announces over $149 Million for Clean School Buses in the West Coast Region

On May 29, 2024, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, funded by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. EPA selected approximately 530 school districts spanning nearly every state, Washington, D.C., and several Tribes and U.S. territories to receive nearly $900 million in funds to replace older, diesel fueled school buses that have been linked to asthma and other conditions that harm the health of students and surrounding communities.

These rebates will help school districts purchase over 3,400 clean school buses—92% of which will be electric— to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles and produce cleaner air in and around schools and communities. Under the Program's multiple grant and rebate funding opportunities to date, the EPA has awarded almost $3 billion to fund approximately 8,500 school bus replacements at over 1,000 schools.

In the West Coast Region, including EPA’s Regions 9 and 10, selected school districts will receive over $149 million. To learn more about how this program is cleaning school transportation in the West Coast region, read the following Press Releases from EPA’s Regions 9 and 10:

And read the Nationwide Press Release to get a full picture of the Clean School Bus program’s impact.

EPA Announces Nearly $1B in Awards for Clean School Buses across the Nation as Part of Investing in America Agenda

As part of its ongoing commitment to protecting children and improving air quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the selection of 67 applicants to receive nearly $1 billion through EPA’s first Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition. The awards, which are made possible through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, will help selectees purchase over 2,700 clean school buses in 280 school districts serving over 7 million students across 37 states. By accelerating the transition to low- and zero-emission vehicles, these awards will improve air quality for children and their families and advance environmental justice, all while boosting the economy and creating good-paying jobs.

EPA Regions 9 and 10 have awarded Clean School Bus grants to 40 school districts in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The $113,930,000 in grant funding will fund the replacement of 328 diesel buses with 298 electric buses, 25 propane buses, and 5 compressed natural gas buses. To learn more about where the schools are that are receiving this funding, visit the Clean School Bus program’s grant awards page.

To learn more about the Clean School Bus Program, visit the Clean School Bus Program website. To hear about future funding opportunities and other information about the Clean School Bus Program, subscribe to the program’s newsletter!


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