The purpose of this Program is to reduce emissions from old, high-emitting public school buses by replacing them with new, zero or near zero-emission buses. The Program will provide partial funding for the purchase of a new bus to replace an older bus, which must be scrapped. All projects must be completed in accordance with the terms and conditions described in the applicable Program Guidelines issued by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The Program offers grant funding for the replacement of old, in-use diesel or gasoline school buses with new zero or near zero-emission certified school buses. While diesel-fueled buses are primarily targeted for replacement, gasoline-fueled buses that do not include an original-equipment catalytic converter are also eligible. Existing school buses to be replaced must be dismantled within 60 days of receipt of the new bus as described in the Program Guidelines.
For eligibility criteria for both existing school buses and new replacement school buses, see https://storage.googleapis.com/slocleanair-org/images/cms/upload/files/School%20Bus%20RFP%201.26.2022.pdf#page=2
For Program Requirements, see https://storage.googleapis.com/slocleanair-org/images/cms/upload/files/School%20Bus%20RFP%201.26.2022.pdf#page=5