EPA Funds Awarded for Four Electric School Buses

EPA Funds Awarded for Four Electric School Buses
Posted on 11/11/2022
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SAU 24 is one of two New Hampshire districts to be awarded funding to purchase electric school buses through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Bus Program. The rebate amount awarded to SAU 24 is $1,580,000.  The Rumney School District is the other NH district to receive this funding. The awards were made using a lottery system.

“We are still working through the details, but we are thrilled to receive this award with our transportation partner, Student Transportation of America (STA),"  said SAU 24 Business Manager Christopher Roy. “This award is in line with our efforts to continue pursuing energy savings projects throughout SAU 24.”

Student Transportation of America (STA)  will utilize the grant award to purchase four new electric vehicles within SAU 24. As part of the guidelines, the funding will be used only to purchase new electric buses and eligible infrastructure in an effort to help remove diesel buses from our communities.

In a statement released by Gregg Stinson, Vice President of Operations for Student Transportation of NH, “STA has long been committed to achieving a greener environment with a goal of zero emissions. The EPA's Clean School Bus Program will undoubtedly help accelerate the industry's move to cleaner transportation options for students. These grant opportunities enable school bus electrification to become more of a reality for providers and school boards alike, and students truly benefit from greener technology. The Clean School Bus program specifically prioritizes school districts serving low-income, rural, and Tribal communities where greener technology can make the greatest impact.

Vice President Kamala Harris announced the nearly $1 billion in rebate awards from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law through EPA’s Clean School Bus program to school districts on October 26, 2022. This is the first installment of the $5 billion total that will be awarded over five years. 

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