2020 DERA School Bus Rebates Program Accepting Applications

October 2, 2020

From the EPAs Office of Transportation and Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program has started accepting applications for rebates in assisting the replacement of decrepit school buses with new, greener alternatives. With over $10 million to award, the EPA will select fleets who scrap and replace their diesel buses. Rebate amount is determined by replacement fuel type, ranging between $20,000-$65,000 per bus. Fleets will not be awarded for more than 10 buses, but can submit two applications if bus inventory exceeds 100. 

The selection process is a lottery with only one fleet selected per state. Eligible entities are regional or state agencies that include school districts or municipalities. Private entities are allowed to apply contingent on a contract with one of the previously stated agencies. 

If you would like to learn more about this program or apply visit: https://www.epa.gov/dera/rebates

Or attend the 2020 School Bus Rebates Program webinar on October 7th at 3:00 pm for more information and a Q&A about the application process. Use this link to attend the webinar: 2020 School Bus Rebates Webinar