2020 DERA School Bus Rebate Program Open

2020 DERA School Bus Rebate Program Open

Oct 6

New Buses

The EPA is now accepting applications for the DERA School Bus Rebate Program. The EPA will award over $10 million in funding to replace old school buses. Selected applicants will receive a rebate of $20,000 - $65,000 towards a replacement bus depending on the fuel type.

Eligible Applicants

  • Regional, state, or tribal agencies including school districts and municipalities; or
  • Private entities that operate school buses under a contract with an entity listed above.
  • Applications are limited to 10 buses. Fleets that own more than 100 buses can submit two applications.

Eligible Old School Buses to be Replaced

  • Used to transport 10+ pre-primary, primary, or secondary school students to or from schools
  • Driven 10,000 or more miles over either the last 12 months or calendar year in 2019, or have been in use 3+ days/week between 9/1/19 and 2/29/20
  • Owned by applicant without any active liens
  • Class 3-8 diesel-powered buses (greater than 10,000 lb. GVWR)
  • Buses must be powered by 2006 or older model year engines
  • Engine and chassis must be scrapped before receiving rebate payment

Selection Process

Lottery, with at least one selectee from each state/territory represented in the applicant pool.

Applications are due by October 31, 2020.

For more information, go to: https://www.epa.gov/dera/rebat...

Contact Sarah Jones at Western Bus Sales for bus pricing and assistance with the application process.

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