Feds Open More Funding for Diesel School Bus Phase-out
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will nearly double the funding available this year for school districts to purchase low- or zero-emission buses. The move comes in response to high demand for the program among applicants, EPA said. In May, the agency made $500 million available for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates under a program created by the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law President Biden signed last year. But after receiving around 2,000 applications totaling almost $4 billion in requests, the agency announced last week that it would increase this year’s funding to $965 million.