2017 School Bus Rebate Application Now Open! 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting applications for their 2017 School Bus Rebate Program. The program will provide over $7 million to public and private fleets owners for the replacement or retrofit of older school buses. Up to $1 million of the funding total will be available for retrofits. 

The deadline to apply for funding is November 14, 2017!

The EPA will be hosting a webinar for potential applicants to the School Bus Rebate program on October 5, 2017, from 1-2 PM CT (2-3 PM ET).  

Eligible Entities: 

  • Regional, state or local agency; tribal government or native village; or port authority which has jurisdiction over transportation and air quality, including school districts and municipalities
  • Private entities that operate school buses under a contract with an entity listed above
Eligible School Buses: 
  • Driven 10,000 or more miles over the last 12 months or in use 3+ days/week during the school year 
  • Used to transport 10+ pre-primary, primary, or secondary school students to school or homes
  • Class 3-8 diesel-powered buses over 10,001 lb Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
For more information on the EPA's School Bus Rebate program: https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-rebates


Volkswagen Trust Effective Date Set

The Volkswagen Trust Effective Date (TED) was set on October 2, 2017. Texas has until December 1, 2017 to apply as a beneficiary and accept $209 million in clean transportation funding. 


Bexar County Nonattainment Status

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has missed the October 1, 2017 deadline to issue attainment/nonattainment area designations. The EPA says it has "no further information at this time."

For more information:

Lily Lowder
Alamo Area Clean Cities Coordinator
Website: www.aacog.com
Email: llowder@aacog.com
Phone: (210) 362-5277
Fax: (866) 332-3252 C/O Lily Lowder

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