School bus replacement and retrofit rebate program

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Funding opportunity. This is a rebate program to replace and retrofit older school buses in both the public and private fleets. The total funding for this opportunity is approximately $7 million which is up from the $3 million in awards last year, the second year of the campaign. Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 30.

Click here to learn more about the rebate program, applicant eligibility and the selection process. For information about the Maine Clean School Bus Program, contact Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Lynne Cayting 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.