Clean School Bus Rebate Program
Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ)
To replace existing school buses with clean, zero-emission models. Rebate applications can request funds for replacing up to 25 buses.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
State, local and tribal governmental agencies that are responsible for providing school bus service to one or more public school systems; or purchase of school buses. Eligible expenses include buses, charging units, and electrical panels.
Funding is available to dispose of old, diesel-powered buses, and replace them with electric school buses. Charging infrastructure must also be accounted for and installed. The more efficient the bus is, the larger the rebate.
Districts with a 20% or more students living in poverty and other determinations qualify a district as a priority district. These districts have the opportunity to receive larger rebates.
The rebate application is "quick and simple" and the selection process is based on a lottery system
For the 2022 CSB Rebates, EPA anticipates offering $250 million for clean school buses and $250 million for zero-emission school buses. EPA may award more funding depending on demand and other considerations.