Federal School Bus Replacement Rebate Program announced

The United States Environmental Protection Agency will again make funds available for the School Bus Replacements Rebate Program beginning this fall. This is the second time the EPA will open the Diesel Emission Reduction Act School Bus Replacement Funding opportunity.

The EPA anticipates awarding $3 million in funds to public and private school bus fleet owners. Applications will be accepted in the coming weeks and award recipients will be chosen by a lottery system. For more information, please visit the EPA’s website.

For information about the Maine Clean School Bus Program, contact Lynne Cayting at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection at lynne.a.cayting@maine.gov or Maine DOE’s Transportation Consultant Pat Hinckley at pat.hinckley@maine.gov or 624-6886.

Additional information about schools buses and the environment can be found on the Maine DOE school transportation web page.