Rural School Bus Pilot Projects
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What does it fund?
Expansion of school bus fleets with zero-emission school buses and replacement of conventional-fuel school buses with renewable fuel buses.
Who is eligible for funds?
Public school districts, public charter schools, county offices of education, joint powers authorities, and the Division of State Special Schools in the State Department of Education.
Recent policy changes?
How does this program provide benefits to priority populations?
Funds are prioritized based on location of a public school in designated small air districts that traditionally lack the funding sources available to larger air districts for school bus replacement projects.
How do I access funds?
As of Fiscal Year 2021/22, school bus replacement projects are administered through the Clean Truck and Bus Voucher Project (HVIP).
Cumulative Outcomes as of November 2022
- $61.6 million allocated
- $61.6 million encumbered
- $26.6 million benefitting priority populations*
- 169 projects implemented
- 46,700 MTCO2e GHG reductions*
- 5.97 tons of PM reductions*
- 538 tons of NOₓ reductions*
- 7.73 tons of ROG/HC reductions*
*Values based on the portion of the projects funded through California Climate Investments.
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Last updated: February 2023