EPA's 2021 School Bus Rebates
Applications Being Accepted
Two Separate School Bus Rebate Programs
Deadline to Apply - November 5 (4:00 p.m. ET)
We are excited to announce two funding opportunities for school bus fleets that serve public schools: the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Electric School Bus Rebates, and the 2021 DERA School Bus Rebate Program. EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is accepting applications nationwide for rebates to assist in replacing older, dirtier diesel school buses with new school buses. Please take a look at the descriptions below to learn more about each opportunity and visit the new 2021 ARP Electric School Bus Rebates website for a table showing the differences between the two rebate programs.
2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Electric School Bus Rebates for Underserved School Districts
The newest program is the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Electric School Bus Rebates. This $7 million program exclusively funds the replacement of old diesel school buses with new electric school buses for underserved school districts, tribal schools, and private fleets serving those schools. A list of eligible school districts is available on the 2021 ARP Electric School Bus Rebates website. Please check the list to see if you qualify for this new funding opportunity.
This new program will offer $300,000 per bus for up to four electric school bus replacements for eligible applicants selected in a lottery process.