Funding Opportunity

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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2016 School Bus Rebate Program
Now Accepting Applications
Need help to pay for that new school bus or upgrade? EPA is offering an opportunity to receive up to $25,000 per vehicle to replace your older school buses, and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits. Older school buses without retrofits emit significant amounts of harmful exhaust, so participating in this program will help improve the health of students and other members of your community.
The 2016 School Bus Rebate Program is now open and applications will be accepted until November 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Please visit for the Program Guide with all the details as well as FAQs and the application form.
Eligible Entities
  • Regional, state, or tribal agencies including school districts and municipalities, or
  • Private entities that operate school buses under a contract with an entity listed above
Important Dates
September 29, 2016
Application period opens
October 7, 2016
1-2 p.m. ET
Webinar for applicants: Link to Webinar
Call-in Number: 866-299-3188
Access Code: 20 2343 9571
November 1, 2016
4 p.m. ET
Application period closes
December 2016 (estimated)
EPA posts selectees and waiting list online. Official selection letters mailed to selectees
March 2017 (estimated)
Purchase order submission deadline for replacement buses and retrofits (90 days after selection letter date)
September 2017 (estimated)
Deadline for submitting payment documentation demonstrating installation of retrofits, delivery of replacement buses, and scrappage of old buses. (Nine months after selection letter date)
Within one month after receipt of payment documentation
Selectee will receive their rebate payment
Please contact if you have questions about the school bus rebate program. Applicants with questions should submit an email to and type School Bus Rebate Question in the subject line.
2016-10-23T22:30:05+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

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