Electric school buses

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allocated $5 billion over the next five years for zero-emission and low-emission school buses through its Clean School Bus Program. The initial funding opportunity through the EPA closed on August 19, 2022, with award announcements anticipated to be released in late October 2022.

In addition to the EPA’s Clean School Bus program, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be offering $65 million in funding to support electric bus and associated charging infrastructure adoption. 

CDPHE encourages all school districts and school transportation providers to complete this electric bus interest form at their earliest opportunity. Responses to this form will help guide CDPHE staff in the design of state-level funding opportunities for electric school buses.

For information on either program, or general school bus electrification questions, please email Matt Goble (Matthew.Goble@state.co.us).

Happy kids getting on a clean school bus