School Districts: Apply NOW for Electric Bus Funding
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was passed in late 2021, and the Biden administration released a valuable Rural Playbook to help rural America identify and access funding opportunities. The BIL will bring major investment in many aspects of the clean energy transition that we’ll discuss going forward, but we want to highlight the Clean School Bus Program Funding, which is NOW OPEN. This $5 billion pot is administered by EPA directly (not through states), and will be apparently allocated in whole or large part based on a lottery system. Priority school districts have 90 days to get their application in for funding that appears likely to cover full costs for one or more electric buses.