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CA Coming Soon: CEC Zero-Emission School Buses and Infrastructure – Anticipated Release 05/2024

Opportunity Title:

Zero-Emission School Buses and Infrastructure




On April 3, the CEC held a virtual workgroup for this opportunity. Here are the highlights:

This proposed funding is intended for the replacement of heavy-duty internal combustion

engine (ICE) school buses owned by local educational agencies. The replacement buses will be Zero-Emission, and a portion of the allotted funds will support charging or fueling infrastructure.

As proposed, 90% of total award amount must be for buses and infrastructure, while up to 10% may be spent on the LEA's transportation program.

Bus Eligibility:

  • Replaced buses must be internal combustion, in working order, 2010 or older, more than 10,000lbs, and scrapped within 24 months of ZE replacement

  • New buses must be Zero-Emission and capable of bi-directional electricity flow

Infrastructure Eligible Costs include:

  • Procurement Costs (charging, supply equipment)

  • Installation Costs (construction, management, site design & upgrades, technical assistance)

  • Other Costs (resources, warranties, mobile chargers, software)

Applicants will be prioritized in 3 Tiers:

  • Tier 1: Rural, small, or high % of unduplicated pupils (UPC)

  • Tier 2: Low income, disadvantaged

  • Tier 3: Statewide (once all eligible Tier 1 & 2 applicants receive funding)

For more information, take a look at the event page, the presentation slides, or the ZE Program page.

Comments on this proposal are due by April 17

Subject Line: “18-TRAN-01 SB 114 Funding Available for Zero Emission School Buses and Infrastructure”


\Visit the Comment Page for Docket #18-TRAN-01


"Local Educational Agency" (LEA):

  • Public School Districts

  • County Offices of Education (COE)

  • Joint Powers Authority (JPA)

  • Charter Schools

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:



Anticipated Due Date: September 30, 2024

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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