EPA - Clean Bus Program $400M Available
EPA anticipates awarding approximately $400 million in Clean School Bus (CSB) funding under this Notice of Funding Oppotunity (NOFO), subject to the availability of funds, the quantity and quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations. To ensure a healthy grant competition, this NOFO includes two sub-programs, one for school district and Tribal applicants (School District Sub-program) and one for thirdparty applicants (Third-Party Sub-program) to serve at least four school district beneficiaries. EPA is providing two separate competitions under this single NOFO to address the unique needs and concerns of diverse recipients and encourage participation in the CSB grants program.
EPA anticipates awarding approximately $400 million in competitive grant funding under the Clean School Bus (CSB) Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The program is soliciting applications nationwide for a grant competition to fund the replacement of existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) school buses.
The following entities are eligible to apply for the FY23 CSB Grants:
Local or State governmental entities responsible for:
Providing school bus service to one or more public school systems, or
The purchase, lease, license, or contract for service of school buses;
Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and tribally controlled schools that are responsible for:
Providing school bus service to one or more Bureau-funded schools, or
The purchase, lease, license, or contract for service of school buses; nonprofit school transportation association; and eligible contractors;
Public charter school districts responsible for the purchase, lease, license, or contract for service of school buses for that charter school
Eligible contractors that have the capacity:
To sell, lease, license, or contract for service clean school buses, zero-emission school buses, charging or fueling infrastructure, or other equipment needed to charge, fuel, or maintain clean school buses or zero emission school buses, to individuals or entities that own, lease, license, or contract for service a school bus or a fleet of school buses; or
Arrange financing for such a sale, lease, license, or contract for service;
Nonprofit transportation associations that:
Are operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable or similar purposes in the public interest;
Are not organized primarily for profit; and
Use their net proceeds to maintain, improve and/or expand their operations.
Please refer to the FY23 CSB Grants NOFO for specific information about this competition.
Total Amount Available: $400M
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