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Clean School Bus Rebates Program Deadline Extended

The EPA extended the deadline for applications for the 2023 Clean School Bus Rebates Program. Applications are now due February 14 at 4PM ET.

$500 million dollars in funding is available through the Clean School Bus Rebates Program which aims to incentivize and accelerate the replacement of existing school buses with clean school buses, including propane buses. Propane buses are eligible for up to $35,000 per bus.

Applications will be accepted from state and local governmental entities that provide bus service. School bus dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), school bus service providers, and private school bus fleets that meet specified criteria are eligible contractors.

The 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes account registration, rebate application submission, and review and selection by EPA. Selectees will then submit purchase orders to request payment and then receive payment, which is followed by new bus delivery, existing bus replacement, and project close out. The program guidance and application process differ from prior EPA school bus rebate programs. View the summary of program requirements and the detailed Program Guide.

Questions? Consult your NPGA member dashboard for an FAQ about the rebate program, a template letter to send to eligible entities, or contact NPGA Director of Regulatory Affairs Kate Gaziano.