School Bus Replacement Program

The California Energy Commission School Bus Replacement Program has over $78 million in grant funding available for the replacement of California's oldest school buses. Additional funding is also available for vehicle charging and/or fueling infrastructure.

The Energy Commission is emphasizing electric school buses as the preferred type of bus replacement. As an incentive, the Energy Commission is planning to provide up to $60,000 per awarded bus for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Additionally, the Energy Commission expects to provide school districts/COE awarded an electric bus under this solicitation, access to workforce development and training resources. School districts/COE applying for a CNG replacement bus under this solicitation may also be eligible for up to $500,000 per applicant for compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure.

The Energy Commission will be hosting a pre-application workshop on June 12, 2018, at 10:00 AM. Participants may attend in person, via WebEx, or via conference call.

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