Clean School Bus Program
With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. EPA is offering $500 million through the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates for zero-emission and low-emission school bus rebates as the first funding opportunity. EPA will continue to update this page with additional Clean School Bus Program funding information and educational resources.
Clean School Bus Rebate Funding
Benefits of Clean School Buses
Educational Events and Outreach
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Clean School Bus Benefits
- Cleaner air. Electric and alternatively-fueled buses eliminate or reduce school bus exhaust, which is linked to asthma.
- Reduced health risks, especially for children whose lungs are still developing.
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change.
- Grid resilience. Using bidirectional chargers, school buses can store energy for distribution to the grid when needed.
- Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Clean School Bus Program: Initial Implementation Report to Congress (pdf) (January 2022, EPA-420-R-22-002)
- Clean School Bus Program Fact Sheet (pdf) (December 2021, EPA-420-F-21-075)
- Hoja Informativa: Programa de Autobuses Escolares Ecológicos (pdf) (April 2022, EPA-420-F-22-017)
- Diesel Exhaust and the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) EPA offers funding for projects that reduce diesel emissions from existing engines.