The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting applications for battery electric and propane school buses through the Clean School Bus Program. DEQ will award $20 million to Virginia public schools from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust through two rounds of competitive application processes. The grants will fund the price difference between a battery electric bus or a propane bus and equivalent diesel bus, up to $265,000 per electric bus and associated charger and customer-side installation or up to $20,000 per propane bus.
The Request for Applications provides an overview of the application timeline and process, information on applicant and project eligibility, available funding, reimbursement requirements, scoring and selection criteria, and award process. The applications and required attachments are available on DEQ’s Volkswagen webpage.
May 10, 2021 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Webinar for potential applicants (Register here)·
May 17, 2021 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Webinar for potential applicants (Register here)·
June 25, 2021 – Applications due by 5 p.m.·
July 2021 – Awards announced·
To Be Determined – Second round of applications