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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Grants available through TCEQ's VW Mitigation: Now Accepting Applications

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program is now accepting applications for the first round of funding with more than $58 million for projects that replace or repower school buses, transit buses, and shuttle buses.

Who can apply?
Any person or entity who operates school buses, transit buses, or shuttle buses, with at least 51 percent of the buses’ annual mileage in one of the priority areas designated below, may be eligible to apply for a grant. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

San Antonio Area: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Wilson counties

Eligible Vehicles
An eligible bus must be powered by a diesel engine and may be replaced or repowered with a new all-electric, diesel, or alternative fuel vehicle or engine. In addition:

• School buses include a bus with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 14,001 pounds or greater and which is intended
to carry students to and from school and related events.
• Transit and shuttle buses include a bus with a GVWR of 14,001 pounds or greater and which carry passengers on
routes within a city or defined regional area.

Workshop Schedule 
Informational workshops will be held throughout the month of May. For the full workshop schedule, visit The workshop schedule can be found on the "Meetings and Notices" tab. Contact TxVEMP staff by phone at 833-215-TXVW (8989) or by email at with questions.

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