The EPA has begun accepting applications for the Clean School Bus Program. There are a few things you can do to prepare your application:
Determine your organization’s Points of Contact (POC)
You will need to have an E-Business POC and a Government Business POC. These persons will need to be listed in your organization’s federal registries since they are the only two roles that will be allowed to submit a Clean School Bus Rebate application.
Check your registrations
Make sure your organization has active registrations on the Federal Government’s secure sign-in system and the System for Award Management.
Sign up for EPA updates
Receive the latest Clean School Bus Program news and updates by signing up for their newsletter.
Catch a webinar
Since late 2021, the EPA has been hosting virtual public listening sessions and virtual info sessions about the Clean School Bus program. You can watch past webinars — or catch an upcoming info session — on their website.
Create a fleet inventory
If you don’t have one already, the EPA provides a tool for organizing the details of your school bus fleet. This information will be useful for your application — and can be used to help you project the right approach for your district.
Project and compare costs and emissions reductions
Now that you have the details of your fleet organized, use our calculator to accurately project the emissions that would be reduced by replacing your vehicles with propane or electric buses — and at what cost.
Compare Refueling and Recharging Options
Propane autogas offers five refueling options to choose from — all of which cost a fraction of the cost of a new electric recharging facility. Use our guide to help you understand the hidden costs of electric charging stations, and how propane autogas can get your fleet running faster.
Compare repair and maintenance needs
As you’re evaluating your approach, it helps to begin thinking about the codes, standards, and training that would be needed for introducing propane buses versus electric buses. Propane buses have the lowest total cost of ownership of any school bus type, and are less disruptive to fleet mechanics.
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Begin your application
Double check the EPA’s requirements and guidelines and access the application form.