Established by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, the Clean School Bus Program has $5 billion in funding over the next 5 years (FY 2022–2026), to include up to $500 million each year for Clean School Buses, which includes Propane, CNG, LNG, electric, and hydrogen and up to $500 million each year for zero emission school buses.


Eligible Recipients

  • State, local, or tribal government entities or public school districts responsible for purchasing school buses or providing school bus services.
  • Contractors that sell propane school buses, fueling infrastructure, or other equipment needed to charge, fuel, or maintain propane school buses; or arrange financing for such a sale.

Grant Program Details (2023)

Round two details released on September 28th.

  • $500 million in competitive grant funding for the purchase of zero-emission (ZE) school buses, clean school buses, and ZE charging infrastructure.
  • Prioritization of high-need local education agencies, rural areas, and tribal school districts.
  • 15 minimum / 25 maximum for school district fleets.
  • 25 minimum / 100 maximum for third-party bus fleets

Get Ready to Apply for Propane

The lottery process means there is no rush to apply today, but make sure to get your application submitted on or before January 31, 2024 to be eligible for funding!

Maximum Propane School Bus Funding

  • Buses serving school districts that meet one or more prioritization criteria are eligible for $35,000 for Class 7+ or $30,000 for class 3-6.
  • School districts that are not prioritized are eligible for $25,000 for Class 7+ or $20,000 for class 3-6.

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