Clean School Bus Program

What does this funding get me?

This is a federal grant and rebate program intended for schools to replace their old school buses with new electric buses. 

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you are a: 

  • Public school district, with one or more local/state government entities providing school bus service to one or more public school systems or the purchase, lease, license, or contract for service of school buses
  • Public charter school district responsible for the above
  • Tribal applicant responsible for the above
  • Nonprofit school transportation association or eligible contractor

How can I access the money?

The 2023 cycle has closed. Sign up here to get email updates from EPA on 2024 funding.

In the meantime, you can find the full list of application requirements for grants HERE and more information on rebates HERE

What is the timeline?

For Grants: The application cycle for the 2023 funding year has closed. Awards were announced on January 8, 2024. Check back here for the 2024 funding cycle timeline, which will likely be announced in summer or fall, or sign up here to get email updates from EPA. 

If you plan to apply for funding in 2024, we recommend that you register for a account as soon as possible. Please see “Information on the Application Process” below for more information and resources. 

For Rebates: The 2023 application cycle is closed. The EPA will notify selectees between February and April 2024. Selectees can start purchasing eligible vehicles and equipment once notified of their selection, and must submit payment request forms with purchase orders between April 2024 and October 2024. The project period deadline is April 2026. Check back for future funding rounds or sign up here to get email updates from EPA. 

What other incentives could I use to help me accomplish my goals?

Where can I get more information?